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Financial Printing, Communications And Technology Company Toppan Vintage Delivers A Hassle-Free Experience

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Toppan Vintage is part of the Toppan Printing Group, the world’s largest printing group, headquartered in Tokyo with approximately US$13 billion in annual sales. Below is our recent interview with Jeffrey Riback, President of Toppan Vintage:

Jeff Riback

Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Toppan Vintage?

A: Toppan Vintage is a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company dedicated to delivering a hassle-free experience with the highest quality accuracy, reliability and value for your organization’s financial printing and communications needs.

For the last 30 years, we have been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities with meticulous, responsive service and unparalleled local market expertise and capabilities.

Q: You’ve recently marked one-year anniversary of strategic acquisition; could you tell us something more?

A: In March 2017 we completed the strategic acquisition of Vintage, a former division of PR Newswire and a provider of regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. The acquisition significantly expanded our global footprint and doubled the size of our company.

Following the acquisition, we rebranded and adopted a new global brand name, Toppan Vintage. At the time of the acquisition, we were branded as Toppan Vite. The rebrand marked a consolidation of brand identity and resources available across the globe and reflected the company’s plans for increased U.S. domestic and international expansion.

The acquisition of Vintage solidified our status as one of the largest financial printing companies in the world. Over the last year we have successfully capitalized on our integrated technology capabilities and proven that we can expand and evolve with the changing needs of our customers.

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Q: Tell us more about your services?

A: Following our acquisition of Vintage and rebrand, we made extensive investments into the business, focusing particularly on enhanced technology.

Since the acquisition, we also launched Hive® XBRL, powered by Certent, an all-in-one solution for disclosure management services, and Hive® Degree, a print-on-demand service that offers graduate students a solution to print theses and dissertations while ensuring conformance to university and departmental requirements. We also continued to enhance our Hive® Content Control platform, an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution that delivers a secure, hassle-free experience for authoring, editing and managing shared documents and filing content from internal and external contributors.

Our growth over the past year has also included partnerships with Intralinks®, the world’s leading Virtual Data Room (VDR) provider, and Transaction Advisors, a prestigious technical journal that publishes select white papers, technical articles, and research studies on the critical issues impacting corporate transaction planning, structuring, and execution.

Q: What makes you stand out from your competition?

A: We offer a completely unique experience for our clients. While we have impressive global reach and international resources, our clients receive boutique-like services and unmatched customer service. We hear from clients time and time again that our levels of services and our technology offerings are unparalleled in the industry. We are incredibly proud of our teams that offer speed, accuracy, and exceptional expertise.

When it comes to technology and services, we offer a full range of services that our competition often does not. We include print work, annual report and proxy services, Virtual Data Rooms, Investor Relations services and more. A great example of our work is our XBRL reporting capabilities. We boast a rate of 97% XBRL filings without errors, compared to competitors who typically have 88% without error.

Our unique publishing platform includes the industry’s only auto-pagination system and “on-system” strikethrough comparison, which ensures accurate proofs of formatted financial materials in minutes. Fast turnaround on composition, typesetting and publishing takes the hassle out of document formatting and enables you to devote more resources to the core aspects of your business.

We’re incredibly proud of the strategic relationships that we’ve established in the industry as well. I’ve mentioned Intralinks® and Transaction Advisors, but we are also partners with Certent, which offers comprehensive cloud-based SaaS solutions for equity compensation management, equity compensation reporting and disclosure management, in addition to Cision, a leading media communication technology and analytics company.

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Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: We have a number of exciting announcements coming up in the pipeline over the next few quarters. Foremost, we will be rolling out extensive updates to our Hive® Content Control technology, which is an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution that delivers a secure, hassle-free experience for authoring, editing and managing shared document and filing content from internal and external contributors. The platform’s dynamic publishing solutions technology automates the content creation process by establishing customized business objects in Adobe InDesign for compliant, accurate and visually appealing documents. The platform will reflect extensive updates and new capabilities to ensure a seamless and technically advanced experience for clients.

We are also now offering a webhosting service to feature critical communication documents for our clients to include annual reports, proxy statements and proxy cards.

Looking further ahead, the financial printing industry has followed suit of many others, where the best opportunities for growth are through acquisition. We had an incredibly positive experience in our acquisition of Vintage, and we’d like to pursue additional strategic acquisitions in the future.

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