REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) and Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a
leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing
service, today announced that there were no competing bidders to
Shutterfly's $23.8 million stalking horse bid to purchase certain assets
of Kodak's Kodak Gallery online photo services business. Following final
approval by the bankruptcy court, the parties will contemplate promptly
closing the acquisition. Following the closing, Shutterfly will work
with Kodak to transfer Kodak Gallery's U.S. and Canadian customers and
images onto the Shutterfly platform.
"I'm excited to welcome Kodak Gallery's customers to Shutterfly and look
forward to working with the Kodak team to provide a smooth transition
for their customers and offering them industry-leading products and
customer service that will enhance the way they share and preserve
everyday memories," said Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly's president and
chief executive officer. In commenting on what the acquisition means for
Shutterfly's business, Housenbold added, "Our acquisition of Kodak
Gallery is a perfect example of the consolidation that we believe will
play an important role in helping Shutterfly solidify our leadership
position in the social expression and personal publishing category.
Moving forward, we will continue to expand our market position through
organic growth and disciplined acquisitions that leverage our scale and
scope economies, vertical integration, solid balance sheet and
profitable business model."
Shutterfly will discuss this transaction as part of its Q1 2012
financial results conference
call on April 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM PT (5:00 PM ET).
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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of
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statements. Shutterfly is under no obligation to, and expressly
disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events,
changes in assumptions or otherwise.
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression
and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com,
Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that
make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital
photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly's flagship
product is its award-winning photo
book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their
stories in professionally bound coffee table books. Shutterfly was
recently named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by
the Great Place to Work Institute. More information about Shutterfly
(NASDAQ:SFLY) is available at http://www.shutterfly.com.
Michael Look, 650-610-5910 (Investors)
Sloan, 650-610-5276 (Media)
Source: Shutterfly, Inc.
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