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With Esselte selling its filing product and Ampad pad business to Tops, we've had to make some mid-year changes to vendor codes.

The remaining businesses of Esselte will be known as Esselte North America and we will use the Vendor Code XRN.  The retained brands are Xyron, Leitz and Rapid.  The company is now headquartered in Arizona.

ESS will remain as a vendor code, under which Tops will bill invoices for orders of Pendaflex and Oxford brands.  We have to maintain ESS separately because the old Esselte filing program is different from the existing Tops program.  The ESS and TOP programs will remain separate at least through the end of 2014.