Published: 3/22/2013

AVON, Ohio (March 2013) – With more than one billion game downloads*, the Angry Birds that have taken the world by storm are now catapulting themselves into another sticky situation: Duck Tape®. The marketers of Duck® brand duct tape have partnered with Rovio Entertainment, Ltd, the creators of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise, to introduce Angry Birds Duck Tape®, an action-packed print featuring gamers’ favorite flock of characters.

The newest pattern to join the palette of more than 150 Duck Tape® colors, prints and licenses, Angry Birds Duck Tape® is bursting with the protective, wingless birds against a metallic silver background. Blue Bird is keeping an eye on things, White Bird is preparing to drop some eggs, and Red Bird and the rest of the gang are ready to wreak havoc. Fans can feel free to personalize their possessions, add flair to fix-it projects, or simply include it in their collection of fun Angry Birds items.

“We are thrilled to present the Angry Birds Duck Tape® in partnership with Rovio Entertainment,” said Traci Finkelmeier, director of licensed products at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the marketers of Duck Tape®. “Many of us have spent hours at a time playing the Angry Birds game, and now we can get addicted to creating imaginative accessories and crafts with this unique new member of the Duck Tape® family.”

Angry Birds Duck Tape® is available now at retailers. To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your masterpiece, visit www.duckbrand.com.

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DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE

An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of many 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).

ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT LTD

Rovio Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Angry Birds have expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Following this success, Rovio published Amazing Alex and the new Bad Piggies game. www.rovio.com

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.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

Twitter® is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.

Pinterest® is a registered trademark of Pinterest, Inc.

YouTube® is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.

*Rovio Entertainment, Ltd, http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/162/1-billion-angry-birds-downloads/2012

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