4imprint Group plc, the leading global distributor of imprinted promotional products, today announces that it has won a significant contract with Union Planters Corporation in the USA. This three-year contract is estimated to be worth $1million to 4imprint annually.
Union Planters Corporation is a $32billion, multi-state bank holding company for the Union Planters Bank and other subsidiary banking companies. The Corporation is the largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee and is one of the 30 largest bank holding companies headquartered in the United States, employing 12,000 people. The Union Planters Corporation is also ranked 489 in the Fortune 500®.
4imprint is supplying items to Union Planters for a promotional programme throughout the Corporation’s subsidiary companies. The products to be supplied include apparel, writing instruments and desktop items.
Dick Nelson, CEO of 4imprint Group plc, commented: “This contract win clearly demonstrates that our franchise network, using a mix of web-based initiatives and print catalogue solutions, offers the most complete corporate programme solution within our industry here in the US. The 4imprint offering is quickly gaining recognition in the global financial marketplace, as Union Planters initially considered many different companies for this contract.”
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For further information, please contact:
4imprint Group plc
Dick Nelson, CEO
Tel: + 001 920 203 7272
Union Planters Corporation
Vice President/ Director of Procurement
Tel: + 001 901 580 3938
Bankside Consultants Limited
Henry Harrison-Topham / Russell Elliott
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7444 4140
Notes to editors:
4imprint Group plc
The 4imprint Group plc is a leading international network of wholly owned companies in the highly fragmented $30billion promotional products industry. Globally, the Company is the largest direct marketer of imprinted promotional products, and the fourth largest distributor. The Company’s blue-chip roster of clients includes BT, British Airways, Microsoft, BMW, Mercedes, Hitachi Data Systems, Crawford, Amec, Raley’s and Saturn and other leading companies who use promotional products to build their brand and increase customer loyalty. The Company operates in four distribution channels: direct marketing, corporate programmes, premium and incentive promotions and partner services.
The Group headquarters is in Manchester with other UK facilities in Whitefield, Vauxhall and Bristol. The 4imprint US offices are located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Quincy, Massachusetts. In addition, 4imprint has operations in France, Germany, Canada and China.
4imprint has worked closely with clients for over 25 years in the use of branded promotional products to support customers’ marketing and branding efforts. The Company offers the only global solution in the industry in the areas of product sourcing and services.
The Company has developed proprietary systems that provide the easiest way to order imprinted
promotional products. Its full e-commerce enabled online solutions provide customers with 24/7 access. 4imprint has 700 highly trained employees and currently provides services to more than 200,000 customers, including all of the Fortune 100® companies.
4imprint is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol FOUR. The company has established an American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme in the US for US-based investors.
Union Planters Corporation
Union Planters is a $32.1billion, multi-state bank holding company for Union Planters Bank and other subsidiary companies, whose primary business is banking. The Corporation is the largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee and is one of the 30 largest bank holding companies headquartered in the United States and employs 12,000. Union Planters Corporation is placed 489 in the Fortune 500®.
The principal banking markets of the Corporation are in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. The Corporation has 762 banking offices and 961 ATMs to serve its twelve-state market. A wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Factors, Inc., provides receivable-based commercial financing and related fee-based credit, collection, and management information services. Capital Factors has four regional offices located in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas and its headquarters in South Florida (Boca Raton, Florida) and an asset-based lending office in Atlanta, Georgia.
The mortgage operations of UPB operates 27 stand alone mortgage production offices in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington in addition to mortgage production offices located in branch banking locations of Union Planters Bank.
The services offered by the Union Planters Bank include; standard deposit products; brokerage services; mutual funds; trust and Insurance services.
The lending activities offered by the Bank include; commercial and residential mortgages; credit cards and factoring, which is serviced through a subsidiary company, Capital Factors Inc.
The sales revenue for 2001: $3,143million
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