Deluxe Announces Early Acceptance of Cash Tender Offer for its 5.00% Senior Notes Due 2012

Mar 14, 2011, 08:56 ET from Deluxe Corporation

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) today announced that it has exercised its early purchase option and has accepted for purchase all of the $192,996,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.00% Senior Notes due 2012 (the "Notes") tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 11, 2011 pursuant to the Company's previously announced tender offer. Payment for the Notes purchased is expected to be made on or about March 15, 2011.

The total consideration to be paid for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered, not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase is $1,045. In addition, holders whose Notes are purchased in the tender offer will receive accrued and unpaid interest in respect of their purchased Notes from the most recent interest payment date to, but not including, the applicable payment date for the Notes.

The tender offer and the Company's previously announced concurrent consent solicitation are being made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated February 22, 2011, and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal (together, the "Offer Documents").

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as dealer managers for the tender offer and as solicitation agents for the consent solicitation. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC can be contacted at (800) 245-8812 (toll free) or (212) 270-1200 (collect) and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC can be contacted at (800) 820-1653 (toll free) or (212) 538-2147 (collect). Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is the depositary for the tender offer and the consent solicitation. Georgeson Inc. is the information agent for the tender offer and the consent solicitation. Copies of the Offer Documents and other related documents may be obtained by calling the information agent at (212) 440-9800 (for banks and brokers only) or (800) 932-9864 (toll free).

The tender offer and the consent solicitation are being made pursuant to the Offer Documents. Under no circumstances shall this press release constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes or any other securities of the Company. No recommendation is made as to whether holders of Notes should tender their Notes or deliver their consents. Holders of Notes should carefully read the Offer Documents because they contain important information, including the various terms and conditions of the tender offer and the consent solicitation.

About Deluxe Corporation

Deluxe Corporation's vision is to be the best at helping small businesses and financial institutions grow. Through its various businesses and brands, the Company helps small businesses and financial institutions better grow, operate and protect their businesses. The Company employs a multi-channel strategy to provide a suite of life-cycle driven solutions to its customers. The Company uses direct marketing, a North American sales force, financial institution and telecommunication client referrals, the internet and independent distributors and dealers to provide its customers a wide range of customized products and services. The Company produces personalized printed products, such as checks, forms, business cards, stationery, greeting cards and labels, as well as promotional products, marketing materials and retail packaging supplies. In addition, the Company offers a growing suite of business services, including web design and hosting, fraud protection, payroll, logo design, search engine marketing, business networking and other web-based services. In the financial services industry, the Company sells check programs and services which help financial institutions build lasting relationships with their clients, including fraud prevention, customer acquisition, regulatory and compliance, direct mail marketing analytics and profitability programs. The Company also sells personalized checks, accessories and other services directly to consumers.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release concerning the Company's or management's intentions, expectations or predictions about future results or events are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements reflect management's current expectations or beliefs, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to vary from stated expectations, which variations could be material and adverse. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the time made, and the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any such statements.

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