Clipper Aquires Uniform Division to Boost One-Stop Solution for Customers

Clipper Corporation announced today that it has successfully completed the purchase of Image Apparel Division from Best Manufacturing Group LLC.

"Clipper's passion is to provide the highest level of service with the most competitive pricing to our customers. We believe that our acquisition of Image Apparel Division will enable us to provide greater breadth and depth of service in the uniform segment. Our vision is to be a simple, one-stop solution for our customers, thus this acquisition supports our goal and complements our core competencies," said Lina Hu, President and CEO of Clipper Corporation. "We always strive for opportunities to serve our customers better every single day," said Lina.

With this integration, Clipper will have a stronger footing as a premier uniform provider. "We are already a leading manufacturer and distributor of Uniforms and Smallwares for the foodservice, hospitality and service industry. This deal enhances our synergistic position and will be a huge win for our customers, as well as for both companies," said Barry Woon, Clipper's Vice President of Operations.

About Image Apparel Division

Image Apparel Division was owned by Best Manufacturing Group, LLC. The company filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on August 9, 2006 in Newark, NJ and placed Image Apparel on auction October 6, 2006. Image Apparel is a supplier of uniforms designed for supermarkets, fast food restaurants, and retail stores.