TAG COMPANY AND VANGUARD PAPER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ENHANCED RETAIL SECURITY SOLUTION

TAG Company’s market-leading EAS solutions now available through leading independent supplier of EPOS consumables to UK retail

Harmondsworth, UK – March 30, 2006 – TAG Company announced today that it has reached agreement to supply its leading EAS solutions through Vanguard Paper Ltd., the UK’s leading independent manufacturer and supplier of paper rolls and EPOS consumables.  The agreements will enable Vanguard, which already provides its solutions to a number of major high street retailers and convenience store chains, to access TAG’s range of EAS systems, tag and label consumables, source tagging and unique ‘intelligent’ EAS solutions on behalf of its customers.

As part of the agreement, TAG will provide sales and marketing support to Vanguard, and its UK-wide service team will ensure ongoing remote and on-site technical expertise is at hand for retailers to provide peace of mind.

Phil Doyle, Managing Director of TAG EMEA commented “This agreement is indicative of our commitment to provide the most reliable and cost effective retail tagging solutions both directly and through channels to market which are ideally positioned to act as a one-stop-shop for a wide range of EPOS and security solutions.  TAG’s unique blend of in-house Intellectual Property and integration of best-in-market security systems is appealing to retailers who feel restricted by the lack of choice in the market. Our agreement with Vanguard will make these solutions more accessible.  Vanguard is seen as a leading independent solutions provider in its own right, and we see a clear synergy between both organisations in the UK.”

TAG has recently strengthened its UK presence by adding senior specialists in Apparel, Source Tagging and Service, to support not only existing retail customers such as Virgin Megastore, HMV, Ravel, Woolworths, ASDA and FOPP, but also to provide enhanced EAS services through its network of channels, including Vanguard.

TAG Company and Vanguard will be exhibiting at the Retail Systems Forum 17th May 2006, for more details please click here

About TAG Company

TAG Company is a leading provider of anti-shoplifting solutions, offering radio-frequency and acousto-magnetic detection systems, tags, and labels.  This year the company will secure more than 500 million consumer products.   As a natural extension of item-level in-store tagging, TAG provides Smart Tagging and Source Tagging solutions.  To learn more about how we help retailers around the world Keep and Track their merchandise, or to ask about reseller opportunities, visit us at www.tagcompany.com.  TAG Company. Keep. Track.

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