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ACCO Brands, Branded Office Products Leader, Kicks Off Everyday Heroes Contest

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>- Begins July 2010 – Winners in office, home/home office and school categories will each receive $1,000 -</i> </p>

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

ACCO Brands, Branded Office Products Leader, Kicks Off Everyday Heroes Contest10:30 EDT Tuesday, July 06, 2010 LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Business Wire) -- ACCO Brands, a leader in office products through industry-leading brands such as Swingline, GBC, Day-Timer, Quartet, Wilson Jones and Kensington among others is scouring the country in search of Everyday Heroes. What is an Everyday Hero? It's a person who knows how to use his/her office tools to make things run smoothly; a person to whom everyone turns to pull it all together in a pinch; an individual who quietly gets the job done – often without being recognized. Everyday Heroes can enter the contest now at accoheroes.com. ACCO Brands will award a grand prize of $1,000 redeemable at office product dealers to one winner in each of three categories – business, home/home office and school. Often, the hustle and bustle of everyday life overshadows difference-making contributions or small wins. Everyday Heroes might experience these obstacles from time to time: Received a scattered pile of documents and asked to pull it all together for the big presentation. Oh, and it needs to be bound by the end of the day. The school open house is just around the corner and the organizer has the flu. So the art teacher, who always lends a hand, helps the classes put the finishing touches on their display boards and handouts. Closed a client deal while juggling the kids' doctor's appointment and grocery shopping. If this all sounds familiar, people can visit accoheroes.com to submit a brief explanation or suggest an unrecognized hero enter the contest. Those who haven't discovered their inner hero can visit accoheroes.com to read helpful topics and solutions to quickly become one, or take a fun quiz to find out what type of hero they are. “ACCO Brands products and solutions help everyday heroes keep it all together. Yet, the people who are relied upon to get the job done right, often go unrecognized,” said Kellie Glueck, marketing director at ACCO Brands. “The contest will help shine a light on these valuable heroes and their achievements.” How to Enter the Contest Entering the ACCO Brands Everyday Heroes contest is easy. Submit a brief explanation of 150 words or less describing what makes them an Everyday Hero at the office, home/home office or school. Entrants can upload a photo as well to make their story more personal. Entries must be submitted before October 31, 2010 at 5 p.m. CDT. Voting by the public will begin November 1, 2010 and will remain open through November 30, 2010 at 5 p.m. CDT to determine five finalists in each category. A panel of judges will select one grand prize winner in each category. The grand prize winners will receive $1,000 in office products redeemable at office products dealers nationwide, and the runners-up will receive an ACCO Brands gift basket valued at more than $400. ACCO Brands will announce the winners by December 15, 2010. People should vote often since the top 10 most frequent voters will receive the same ACCO Brands gift basket as the runners-up. To join our community of Everyday Heroes, make sure to follow ACCO Brands at facebook.com/accoheroes and twitter.com/accoheroes. For more information on the Everyday Heroes contest, or for complete official rules, visit accoheroes.com. All submissions become the property of ACCO Brands Corporation. About ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ABD) ACCO Brands Corporation is a world leader in select categories of branded office products. Its industry-leading brands include Day-Timer®, Swingline®, Kensington®, Quartet®, GBC® and Wilson Jones®, among others. Under the GBC brand, the company is also a leader in the professional print finishing market.