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Duck Tape(R) Teams Up With Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 2

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AVON, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 -- This summer, Gru's faithful Minions will land themselves in another sticky situation -- and this time not only with the (former?) super-villain. Duck Tape® today announced that it has partnered with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to create Despicable Me 2-inspired Duck Tape®, a fantastically fun print featuring the unpredictably hilarious Minions.

The newest pattern to join the palette of hundreds of Duck Tape® colors, designs and licenses, Despicable Me 2 Duck Tape® is covered with the goggle-wearing Minions set against a white background. Always ready to assist, the Minions featured on Despicable Me 2 Duck Tape® will add a bit of playful flair and humor to any craft project, fashion design or home repair.

"We're excited to introduce Despicable Me 2 Duck Tape® through our licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing," said Traci Finkelmeier, director of licensed products at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets Duck Tape®. "As audiences gear up for the summer release on July 3, new Despicable Me 2 Duck Tape® will make it easy and fun for fans everywhere to use their creativity to make their own personalized movie crafts, and we can't wait to check out their handiwork."

Despicable Me 2 Duck Tape® is available now at retailers nationwide. To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your masterpiece, visit DuckBrand.com.

ABOUT DESPICABLE ME 2
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. www.despicable.me

ABOUT DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs 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 designs 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).

ABOUT UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS & LICENSING
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

ABOUT 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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