ITW Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period For Foilmark Acquisition

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Illinois Tool Works Inc.

    GLENVIEW, Ill., and NEWBURYPORT, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:   ITW) and Foilmark, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: FLMK) today announced that early termination of the waiting period
 under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended,
 has been granted for ITW's pending acquisition of Foilmark.
     As previously announced, ITW, through a subsidiary, has commenced a cash
 tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Foilmark
 for $6.36 per share.  The tender offer is currently scheduled to expire at
 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Thursday, May 17, 2001.
     ITW is a $10 billion diversified manufacturer of highly engineered
 components and industrial systems.  The company consists of approximately 600
 decentralized operations in 43 countries and employs 55,300 people.
     Foilmark, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets hot stamp foil (pigment,
 metallic, holographic and gravure printed), holographic security products,
 holographic packaging products and pad printing machines and consumables
 worldwide.
 
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SOURCE Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    GLENVIEW, Ill., and NEWBURYPORT, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:   ITW) and Foilmark, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: FLMK) today announced that early termination of the waiting period
 under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended,
 has been granted for ITW's pending acquisition of Foilmark.
     As previously announced, ITW, through a subsidiary, has commenced a cash
 tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Foilmark
 for $6.36 per share.  The tender offer is currently scheduled to expire at
 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Thursday, May 17, 2001.
     ITW is a $10 billion diversified manufacturer of highly engineered
 components and industrial systems.  The company consists of approximately 600
 decentralized operations in 43 countries and employs 55,300 people.
     Foilmark, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets hot stamp foil (pigment,
 metallic, holographic and gravure printed), holographic security products,
 holographic packaging products and pad printing machines and consumables
 worldwide.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X16911750
 
 SOURCE  Illinois Tool Works Inc.