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Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Announces Appointment of Marc T. Giles to Its Board of Directors

  Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Announces Appointment of Marc T. Giles to Its Board
  of Directors

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THOROFARE, N.J. -- March 4, 2013

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) today announced the appointment of Marc
T. Giles to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Giles spent most of his career with industrial technology companies
beginning in sales and marketing before expanding into management positions of
increasing responsibility and global reach. In 2000, he was recruited by
Gerber Scientific, Inc. to serve as President of its Gerber Technology
division.

In 2001, Mr. Giles was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of
Gerber Scientific at a time when the company faced significant legal and
financial problems compounded by a dramatic drop in revenues in the recession
of 2000 to 2001. After taking command, Mr. Giles quickly and successfully
secured the company’s future, developing a new strategic path to focus on
growing its profitable portfolio of core businesses. He built up the
leadership team, negotiated new debt financing, invested to build operations
in China and completed three acquisitions to strengthen the business. In July
2011, he took the $600 million, publicly-listed company private.

Previously, Mr. Giles worked at FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) for 12 years
beginning in sales and marketing. Subsequently, he directed business
development for the company’s Food Machinery Group, where he executed
acquisitions and divestitures that resulted in doubling group revenues and
dramatically improving profitability. He then became a division manager
responsible for running multiple businesses located in the United States and
Europe. Mr. Giles began his career in 1978 as a territory sales representative
with Norton Company, a global supplier of abrasives and high-performance
ceramics.

Mr. Giles is a member of the board of directors of Lydall Corporation (NYSE:
LDL). He joined Lydall’s board in 2008 and serves on the Compensation
Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. In addition, he is an executive
board member of Gerber Scientific. Previously, he served on the boards of the
Charter Oak Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Connecticut Business and
Industry Association.

William Antle, Checkpoint’s Chairman of the Board, commented, “I am delighted
that Marc has agreed to join Checkpoint’s board. His considerable experience
leading companies through major turnarounds will be invaluable in light of the
strategic shift and operational changes taking place at Checkpoint. He brings
to the board particular strengths in strategic planning, business development,
mergers and acquisitions and finance. I look forward to his contributions as
we work to grow Checkpoint’s platform while ensuring improved profitability.”

Mr. Giles said, “I am excited to join the Board of Checkpoint Systems. While
the Company has had its challenges in the recent past, the Board and new CEO,
George Babich, have accomplished much in this last year getting the Company on
the right path and crafting a compelling vision for its future. I look forward
to working with the Checkpoint team to help ensure the successful realization
of that vision.”

Mr. Giles has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College.

Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in shrink management, merchandise
visibility and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint enables retailers and
their suppliers to reduce shrink, improve shelf availability and leverage
real-time data to achieve operational excellence. Checkpoint solutions are
built upon more than 40 years of RF technology expertise, diverse shrink
management offerings, a broad portfolio of apparel labeling solutions,
market-leading RFID applications, innovative high-theft solutions and its
Web-based Check-Net^® data management platform. As a result, Checkpoint
customers enjoy increased sales and profits by improving supply-chain
efficiencies, by facilitating on-demand label printing and by providing a
secure open-merchandising environment enhancing the consumer’s shopping
experience. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.

Contact:

Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Annette Geraghty, 856-251-2174