Intertape Polymer Group President and CEO Adopts 10b5-1 Plan

Intertape Polymer Group President and CEO Adopts 10b5-1 Plan 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC and BRADENTON, FLORIDA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13
-- Gregory A. Yull, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (TSX:ITP) ("Intertape" or the
"Company"), adopted an automatic securities disposition plan ("ASDP")
in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, and applicable Canadian provincial securities
legislation, including the guidance under Ontario Securities
Commission's Staff Notice 55-701 (the "Canadian Legislation").
Generally the Canadian Legislation permits insiders to adopt written
ASDPs (typically referred to in the United States as "Rule 10b5-1
Plans") to sell, donate or otherwise transfer shares (including upon
exercise of stock options) as provided in the ASDP regardless of any
subsequent material non-public information they receive. Once an ASDP
is established, the insider is not permitted to exercise any further
discretion or influence over how dispositions will occur under the
ASDP.  
Mr. Yull's ASDP covers up to 417,073 shares to be acquired through
the exercise of stock options which are scheduled to expire in
September 2013. The objective of Mr. Yull's ASDP is to facilitate the
cashless exercise of his vested stock op
tions which, as stated, will
expire in September 2013 and sell only the number of underlying
shares necessary to cover the exercise cost (option price plus any
applicable taxes, commissions and fees) resulting from the option
exercise. The number of shares to be sold to cover Mr. Yull's
exercise costs are expected to total less than 270,000 and may be
sold between May 2013 and September 2013 on the open market at
prevailing market prices and subject to minimum price thresholds
specified in his plan. The Intertape shares to be sold by Mr. Yull
are issuable upon the exercise and vesting of stock options that are
expiring during the term of the ASDP. 
Transactions under Mr. Yull's ASDP will be reported on SEDI in
accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws. Each such filing
will bear a notation to advise readers that the dispositions relate
to an ASDP.  
About Intertape Polymer Group Inc. 
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the
development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film
based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, specialized
polyolefin films, woven fabrics and complementary packaging systems
for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and
Bradenton, Florida, the Company employs approximately 1,800 employees
with operations in 19 locations, including 12 manufacturing
facilities in North America and one in Europe. 
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