Cleveland, Ohio, UNITED STATES

Cleveland, Ohio, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Greetings Corporation (“American Greetings” or the “Company”) today announced the expiration and results of its previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its 7.875% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) set forth in the Company’s Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”), each dated February 20, 2019. The Tender Offer expired at 12:00 a.m., New York City time, on March 19, 2019. As of the expiration, $16,920,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes, which includes $15,420,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes tendered prior to the Consent Time (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) and previously accepted for purchase, had been validly tendered and not withdrawn in the Tender Offer, representing 96.5% of such Notes previously outstanding. The Company expects to accept all of the tendered Notes for purchase and make payment on March 20, 2019.

Holders are urged to read the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal carefully. Acceptance of the tendered Notes in the Tender Offer is subject to certain conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal. 

The Huntington National Bank served as the Information and Tender Agent in connection with the Tender Offer, and can be contacted at (614) 331-8698, or email at

This announcement is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities with respect to the Notes. The Tender Offer was made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal.

About the Company

As the leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings is committed to making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, the creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products offers paper cards, digital greetings, gift wrap, party goods and more to help consumers honor the people and moments in life that really matter. The Company's major greeting card brands are American Greetings, Papyrus, Recycled Paper Greetings and Carlton Cards. lets consumers shop and buy paper cards, ecards, printables, party supplies and gift wrap—along with providing useful content that educates and inspires visitors to connect more meaningfully. The 113 year-old Company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information, please visit

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