Kodak to Acquire Scanner Division of BWE BELL + HOWELL

Eastman Kodak Company and BWE BELL + HOWELL announce Kodak's agreement to acquire the scanner division of BWE BELL + HOWELL. The scanner division is a supplier of document scanners to value added resellers, systems integrators, and end users. Based in the greater Chicago area, the scanner division is a worldwide business with locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

BWE BELL + HOWELL's portfolio of document scanners consists of complementary products in respect to Kodak Business Solutions & Services' document imaging product range.

BWE BELL + HOWELL document scanners, used by general office, healthcare, financial services, insurance, government, legal and service bureau markets, include:
Spectrum XF Scanners that feature BWE BELL + HOWELL proprietary camera technology and high scanning speed for document capture in color, grayscale and black-and-white.
Trūper Scanners that offer high scanning speed and high daily throughput in a compact design.
Wide format Infinity WF Scanners that capture oversized documents, such as maps and blueprints, up to 48 inches in width.
Sidekick Scanners that provide professional level document capture for small offices.

The parties anticipate this transaction will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2009. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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