Visant Corporation Announces
2007 Second Quarter Results
Armonk, NY - Aug 13, 2007

VISANT CORPORATION today announced its results from continuing operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007, including consolidated net sales of $501.5 million for the quarter, an increase of 7% over second quarter 2006 consolidated net sales from continuing operations of $469.5 million. In addition, the company reported consolidated net income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2007 of $78.8 million, compared to consolidated net income from continuing operations of $68.5 million for the same period of 2006. Visant also reported consolidated earnings before net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization expense (EBITDA) from continuing operations of $175.6 million for the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 11% compared to EBITDA of $157.8 million from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2006.

Visant's reported results above do not include the operations of Von Hoffmann Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries Von Hoffmann Corporation and Anthology, Inc., which were sold during the second quarter. These operations were held as discontinued operations as of year-end 2006 and have been reflected as such for all periods presented. These businesses have been reclassified on the consolidated statement of operations to a single caption titled "Income from discontinued operations, net". Previously, the results of these businesses included certain allocated corporate costs, which have been reallocated to the remaining continuing operations.

For the first six months of 2007, consolidated net sales from continuing operations were $757.3 million, versus $697.5 million for the corresponding 2006 period, an increase of approximately 9%. Consolidated net income from continuing operations increased by 16% during the first six months of 2007 to $77.7 million from $67.0 million for the comparable period for 2006. Consolidated EBITDA from continuing operations for the first six months of 2007 totaled $220.3 million, an increase of 10%, versus $200.7 million for the first six months of 2006.

Visant's consolidated Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (defined in the accompanying summary of financial data) was $177.3 million for the second quarter of 2007 compared to Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $159.4 million for the second quarter of 2006. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totaled $223.3 million for the first six months of 2007, an increase of 8%, compared to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $205.9 million for the same period of 2006.

Commenting on the second quarter performance, Marc Reisch, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Visant, said, "We are very pleased with our strong second quarter performance. Our Yearbook business completed another outstanding school year, and our Marketing and Publishing services business also delivered a solid quarter driven by the results of our sampling and book component businesses. As noted below, to further strengthen our service offering to our Publishing Services customers we completed, in June, the acquisition of Visual Systems, Inc."

On June 14, 2007, the Company acquired Visual Systems, Inc. ("VSI") in a stock purchase transaction for approximately $25.1 million in cash, subject to certain working capital adjustments. Its results have been included in the Marketing and Publishing Services segment. 2

Net sales of the Scholastic segment increased $6.2 million, or 5%, to $136.1 million for the second quarter of 2007 from $129.9 million for the second quarter of 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to the acquisition of Neff Motivation, Inc. ("Neff") during the first quarter of 2007 and the impact of price increases for certain Scholastic products, partially offset by lower jewelry volume.

Yearbook net sales increased $10.2 million, or 4%, to $264.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007 compared to $254.3 million for the second quarter of 2006. The increase was due mainly to account growth and increased price driven by new product and service offerings.

Net sales of the continuing operations of the Marketing and Publishing Services segment increased $15.7 million, or 18%, to $101.0 million for the second quarter of 2007 from $85.3 million for the second quarter of 2006. This increase was primarily attributable to higher volume in both our sampling and direct marketing businesses, including sales generated by the businesses acquired in 2006. We also had increased volumes in our educational book component business.

Adjusted EBITDA of the Scholastic segment increased $2.2 million, or 8%, to $31.2 million for the second quarter of 2007 from $29.0 million for the second quarter of 2006. The increase was primarily due to the acquisition of Neff and increased pricing. These increases were partially offset by lower unit volume and higher production and shipping costs associated with graduation products.

Adjusted EBITDA for the Yearbook segment was $122.8 million for the second quarter of 2007 compared to $110.5 million for the same period in 2006, an increase of 11%. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA for the Yearbook segment compared to the same prior year period was related to higher sales and the impact of production improvements, partially offset by the continuation of the planned investments that began in the fourth quarter of 2006 related to growth initiatives.

Adjusted EBITDA of the continuing operations of the Marketing and Publishing Services segment increased $3.4 million, or 17%, to $23.2 million during the second quarter of 2007 from $19.9 million in the second quarter of 2006. This increase was primarily attributable to higher volume in both the direct marketing and sampling businesses, including sales generated by the businesses acquired in 2006.

For the six months ended June 30, 2007, net sales for the Scholastic segment were $276.4 million, an increase of 5%, compared to $264.2 million in the prior year comparative period. This increase was primarily attributable to the acquisition of Neff during the first quarter of 2007 and the impact of price increases, partially offset by lower jewelry volume.

Yearbook net sales were $272.4 million for the six month period ended June 30, 2007, an increase of 4%, compared to $262.6 million in the same prior year period. The increase was due mainly to account growth and increased price driven by new product and service offerings.

Net sales of the continuing operations of the Marketing and Publishing Services segment increased $38.4 million, or 22%, to $209.0 million during the six months ended June 30, 2007 from $170.7 million for the comparable period in 2006. This increase was primarily attributable to higher sales volumes in the direct marketing and sampling businesses, including sales generated by the businesses acquired in 2006.

For the six months ended June 30, 2007, the Scholastic segment reported Adjusted EBITDA of $61.6 million, an increase of $2.7 million, compared to $58.9 million for the prior year comparative period. This increase was due primarily to the acquisition of Neff and pricing increases, offset by the impact of lower unit volume and increased production and shipping costs.

Yearbook reported Adjusted EBITDA of $114.2 million for the first six months of 2007, an increase of $8.0 million, compared to $106.2 million for the same prior year period. The increase was primarily due to higher sales and the impact of continued production improvements offset by planned investments that began in the fourth quarter of 2006 related to growth initiatives. 3

The continuing operations of the Marketing and Publishing Services segment reported Adjusted EBITDA of $47.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007, an increase of $6.8 million, compared to $40.8 million during the first six months of 2006. This increase was mainly the result of higher volume, including sales generated by the businesses acquired in 2006.

During the second quarter of 2007, Visant made an optional pre-payment in the aggregate amount of $400.0 million of its Term Loan C facility. As of June 30, 2007, Visant Corporation's consolidated debt, comprised of the outstanding indebtedness under its senior credit facilities and senior subordinated notes, was $816.5 million, with no borrowings outstanding under its domestic and Canadian revolving lines of credit. Visant's cash position at June 30, 2007 totaled $36.0 million. Visant's parent, Visant Holding Corp., also had outstanding senior discount notes with an accreted value of $214.6 million, senior notes of $350.0 million and cash of $0.8 million as of June 30, 2007.

Visant has provided a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in the accompanying summary of financial data.

Supplemental data has also been provided for Visant's three segments: Scholastic, Yearbook and Marketing and Publishing Services.

CONFERENCE CALL
The company's regular quarterly conference call concerning the second quarter results will be webcast live today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the Investor Information section of Visant's website at www.visant.net.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Visant Corporation is a leading marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics, and educational markets. The Company has three reportable segments:

Scholastic - provides services related to the marketing, sale and production of class rings and an array of graduation products and other scholastic products to students and administrators primarily in high schools, colleges and other post-secondary institutions. Results of Neff, which Visant acquired on March 16, 2007, are included in the Scholastic segment from such date.

Yearbook - provides services related to the publication, marketing, sale and production of school yearbooks.

Marketing and Publishing Services - produces multi-sensory and interactive advertising sampling systems, primarily for the fragrance, cosmetics and personal care markets, and produces innovative products and services to the direct marketing sector. The group also produces cover components for overhead transparencies for educational publishers. Results of VSI, which Visant acquired on June 14, 2007, are included in the Marketing and Publishing services segment from such date.

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