EMC Publishing, LLC Announces Acquisition of Lawrenceville Press, Inc.

Oct 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from EMC Publishing, LLC

    ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Publishing, LLC ("EMC"),
 an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired
 Lawrenceville Press, Inc. ("LVP" or the "Company"), a Pennington, NJ-based
 developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks
 for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not
     LVP publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering
 computer applications and programming. The Company was founded in 1981 by
 Bruce Presley, a former teacher and administrator at The Lawrenceville
 School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Mr. Presley was a member of the founding
 committee of the Advanced Placement Computer Science examination, and was a
 consultant to the College Entrance Examination Board. Up until the time of
 the transaction Presley served as the President of the Company. He is now
 forming a commercial photography business, Downtown Loft Studio, Inc., for
 which he will serve as President.
     Over the course of the last five years, LVP has released nine new
 titles, including "A Guide to Microsoft Office 2007" and "A Guide to
 Programming in Java, 2nd Edition" in 2007. "In their 26-year history, Bruce
 Presley and his employees have built a valuable set of computer education
 products and a have established a well-respected position in the secondary
 school market," said Steve VanThournout, Chief Executive Officer of Wicks
 Educational Publishing LLC, parent of EMC. "The LVP products have been
 adopted in districts, states, and provinces throughout the US and Canada,
 confirming both their quality and effectiveness. We're excited about the
 growth potential through the EMC sales organization."
     Bruce Presley added, "I am convinced that the Company has found an
 excellent new home. The products will flourish under the guidance of Steve
 and his team at EMC."
     Eugene Simonoff & Associates, Inc. represented EMC in the transaction
 and Golenbock Eisman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP served as counsel for EMC.
     About EMC Publishing, LLC
     EMC Publishing, LLC develops and publishes print and electronic
 educational materials for the K-12 market. Subjects covered include world
 languages, literature and language arts. EMC's sister companies, Paradigm
 Publishing, Inc. and JIST Publishing, Inc. develop and publish educational
 materials primarily for the post-secondary school markets in subjects such
 as business education, computer science, allied health and career
 reference. A description of the Company's products can be found online at
     EMC Publishing, LLC, Paradigm Publishing, Inc. and JIST Publishing,
 Inc. are subsidiaries of Wicks Educational Publishing LLC, an affiliate of
 The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. (www.wicksgroup.com), a New York-based
 private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the
 communications, information and media industries.

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