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Aspiring Artist's Work to Be Featured as a Future Duck Tape(R) Print

"Retro Owls" Design Wins in 2012 Duck(R) Brand MyDesign(TM) Contest

AVON, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- For the first time ever, Duck® brand duct tape is printing one talented artist's original design on rolls of Duck Tape®. The winner of the Duck® brand MyDesign™ Contest, Shala Kerrigan, will have her one-of-a-kind artwork, "Retro Owls," added to the more than 150 Duck Tape® colors and prints available. Kerrigan's design, which features brightly colored owls perched atop swirly branches, beat out fierce ninjas, splashing whales and even a zombie attack to claim the top prize.

Entries to the Duck® brand MyDesign™ Contest, which challenged designers, artists and illustrators to create a piece of unique, original art, were first narrowed to a pool of the 20 top designs by a panel of judges based on originality, creativity, quality of design, clarity of expression and artistic merit. Then, fans of Duck Tape® on Facebook helped select the winning design by casting more than 7,500 votes during a 10-day period of online voting.

"I love birds and go out bird-watching regularly. Retro-style owls are a lot of fun, and color schemes with bright popping colors are always a favorite to work with," said Kerrigan of the inspiration behind her winning design. "All the other designs in the contest were so fantastic. It was an honor just to be featured with them!"

As the Duck® brand MyDesign™ Contest Winner, Kerrigan is taking home a $5,000 grand prize, and will be profiled on DuckBrand.com. Plus, her signature will be featured on the label of "Retro Owls" Duck Tape®, which will be introduced in 2013.

See "Retro Owls" now on Facebook.com/ducktape.

To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your masterpiece, visit DuckBrand.com.

DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes more than 150 colors, prints and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and prints such as Mustache, Graffiti and Zig-Zag.

Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than five million fans on Facebook® (facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand) or watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).

SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter's Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.

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