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Archies Ltd.

BSE: 532212 | NSE: ARCHIES |

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Series: EQ | ISIN: INE731A01020 | SECTOR: Printing & Stationery

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Company History - Archies
1990
 
 - Archies Greetings & Gifts Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated on 22nd May,
 and
 took over the partnership firm.  The Company was converted into a
 Public Limited Company.  Subsequently a fresh certificate of
 incorporation was issued on 7th April, 1995.
 
 - The company is currently engaged in the manufacture and trading of
 wide range of cards, stationery and gift items.  The company
 manufactures about three lakh cards a day.
 
 - The company entered into a technical collaboration with American
 Greetings Corp., USA for designs.  The items were sold under the
 brand
 name of Paper Rose.
 
 - Archies also entered into a technical collaboration agreement with
 Gibson Greetings Inc., USA for production and marketing of their
 designs under the brand name Fine Expressions.
 
 - Archies has a licence from Helpage India, and institution that
 cares
 for the less previleged and elderly people and the company creates
 an
 exclusive range of greeting cards in the name of Helpage India.
 
 1996 
 
 - The Company designed one or more concept for sending greeting
 cards
 called Forgiveness Day.  The installation of some new
 state-of-the-art machines, increase in the number of galleries and
 general growth in greeting card industry enabled the company to
 increase its turnover and consequently its profitability.
 
 - The company diversified into music industry and launched two
 cassettes `Listen to my heart' an instrumental cassette in February
 1997, on the occasion of Valentine's day and Volume of Love, the
 collection of Hindi pop songs in May 1997.
 
 - The Company undertook to release one more album Ae Mere Vatan to
 commemorate the 50th year of independence day.
 
 - 21,04,000 No. of equity shares of Rs 10 each issued, subscribed
 and
 paid-up.  11,46,000 No. of equity shares were issued at a prem. of
 Rs
 60 per share in May, of which 90,000 shares were issued and allotted
 to
 promoters, directors on a firm allotment basis.
 
 - Of the remaining 56,000 shares were reserved for allotment on a
 preferential basis to employees of the company (only 8,600 shares
 taken
 up).  Balance 10,00,000 shares along with 47,400 shares and taken up
 by
 employees issued to the public.  Additional 3,700 shares allotted to
 round off.
 
 1997 
 
 - The Company made a foray into a new venture-Music and a separate
 division.  The division released 10 high quality recordings which
 were
 well received in the market.  The Company automated its production
 process with the latest machines.  Twenty nine outlets were
 established
 during the year.
 
 1998 
 
 - 76 franchisees were added and as at 31st March, 1999 there were
 386
 Franchisees.
 
 - The Company appointed distributors in USA, UK and Canada.  Besides
 the company has 14 franchisees outside India.
 
 - The company undertook to develop inhouse scanning facilities and
 install automatic envelope making machinery, insert-pasting
 machinery,
 automatic greeting card folding machine, fully computerised paper
 cutting machine, card packing machine and five colour offset
 printing
 machine.
 
 - The Company came out with a novel concept of Vision 2000 stores
 which
 would be committed to Archies with 85% of shelf space.  Moreover the
 stores being bigger, would provide perfect ambience for shopping
 with
 new consumer friendly furniture and fixtures of international
 quality.
 
 - Also, a very innovative system of recorder ticketing was
 introduced
 for effective inventory control.  Two such stores, one at Nagpur and
 the other at Delhi were opened.
 
 - The Company recently introduced cards in Indian language such as
 Marathi cards for Sankranthi, Gurumukhi cards for Baisakhi and for
 Khalsa Tricentenary celebrations.
 
 - The Company also introduced advertising campaign showing people a
 million ways to celebrate in the millennium and to make their
 occasions
 extra-special with cards and gifts from the company.
 
 - To further strengthen the position in its core business, the
 company
 entered into a tie-up, with Portal Publication USA for their
 exquisite
 range of cards, posters & streamers including the best selling cards
 of
 Anne Geddes, the world renowned photographer.
 
 - New Delhi-based Archies Greetings & Gifts Ltd (AG&G), has tied up
 with Kingsley of UK to launch the `Kingsley' brand of greeting cards
 in
 India.
 
 - Archies Greetings is a leader in the greeting cards segment.
 Besides, it manufactures stationery and other gifts.
 
 - Archies went public in 1996 with an issue of 10.56 lakh equity
 shares
 at a premium of Rs 60 per share totalling Rs 7.40 crore.  Of the
 company's Rs 3.25 crore post-issue equity, 67.51 per cent shares are
 held by the Moolchandanis, 7 to 9 per cent by domestic funds and the
 balance is with the public.
 
 1999 
 
 - Archies Greetings and Gifts announced a 1:1 bonus for its
 shareholders on an equity base of Rs 3.25 crore.
 
 - Recently, Archies has introduced its millennium 2000 and
 vernacular
 cards in Marathi, Sankranti and Gurumukhi.
 
 - Archies Greetings & Gifts Ltd (AGGL), a Delhi-based company
 engaged
 in the greeting cards and gifts business, has recently test launched
 its range of perfumes and deodorants for men and women and also room
 fresheners as brand extensions in the gifts business.
 
 - The New-Delhi-based Archies Greetings & Gifts (AG&G) is set to
 commence valuing the `Archies' brand.
 
 2000 
 
 - The Company has launched a new range of greeting cards which are
 in
 Hindi.  It has introduced a total of 45 designs.
 
 - On the occasion of Ram Navami, Archies Music, a division of
 Archies
 Greetings and Gifts Ltd. has introduced Ram-Ramaiya, a soulful
 rendition of Ram Bhajans.
 
 - Archies has introduced an attractive range of cards to celebrate
 Easter.
 
 - Archies Greeting and Gifts has launched a wide range of special
 cards, gifts and posters on the occasion of Father's Day on 18th
 June.
 
 - The Company has launched Sports Deodorant, in two variants, Boyz
 Sports and Gals Sports.
  
 - The Company has launched e-cards for the forthcoming festivals of
 Navroz and Ganesh Chaturthi.
  
 - Archies Greetings and Gifts Ltd. in a tie-up with Tera Jadoo Chal
 Gaya, has introduced a range of merchandise featuring the film's
 stars,
 Abhishek Bachchan and Kirti Reddy.
   
 - Archies Greetings & Gifts is all set to launch its new product
 Third
 party gift through archiesonline.com from September 16.
 
 - The Company has launched a new range of cards on the occasion of
 Bijoy or Durga Puja and Vijaya Dasmi in the South.
 
 - Archies Parfum, a division of Archies Greetings & Gifts Ltd., has
 introduced a three-in-one gift pack for Diwali.
 
 - ARCHIESONLINE.COM a 100 per subsidiary of Archies Greetings &
 Gifts
 Ltd (AG&G Ltd) has launched a unique gift package for the cyber
 crazy
 friends.
 
 - Archies Parfun, a division of Archies Greetings and Gifts Ltd. has
 introduced a `Twin Christmas Surprise' pack.
 
 - Archies Music, the music division of Archies Greetings & Gifts
 Ltd,
 has launched two albums of Christmas Carols.  The Joy of X'Mas and
 The
 Magic of Christmas.
 
 2001 
 
 - Archies Greetings and Gifts Ltd. has introduced a range of cards,
 gifts and e-cards on archiesonline.com for Valentine's Day.
 
 - Archies Greetings and Gifts Lts. has introduced a range of cards
 on
 the occasion of Women's Day, It has introduced eight card designs
 and
 10 e-cards.
 
 - The Company has introduced a range of cards and e-cards to
 celebrate
 Easter on April 15.
 
 2002
 
 -Archies Greetings & Gifts Ltd has informed BSE that the Company has
 tied-up with the following parties for the sale of their products
 through its franchise network:
 
 Cadbury India Ltd for sale of their chocolates and other
 products.Taneja Mines Pvt. Ltd for the sale of their Divinity range
 of products.
 
 2003
 
 -The company has unveiled a new range of  HelpAge cards, calendars
 and other stationery.
 
 -shareholders have approved to delist equity shares from Pune,
 Madras, Calcutta, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur Stock Exchanges.
 
 2004
 
 -Archies Limited has informed that the equity shares of the Company
 have been voluntary delisted from the Jaipur Stock Excange Ltd.
 w.e.f. November 29, 2003 and The Stock Exchange, Ahmedabad w.e.f.
 January 15, 2004.
 
 -Archies Limited has informed that the Equity shares of the Company
 have been voluntary delsited from the following stock exchanges : 1)
 Madras Stock Exchange Ltd. wef January 19, 2004; 2) The Delhi Stock
 Exchange Association Ltd. wef January 23, 2004; 3) Pune Stock
 Exchange Ltd .wef January 23, 2004.
 
 2006
 
 -Archies open its biggest Gallery in Pacific Taj, Agra
 
 2007
 
 -Archies Limited has informed that: The Company Secretary Ms Rupa
 Sarkar has resigned w.e.f. 8th December 2007 and Mr. P. C. Joshi will
 take charge w.e.f. 17th December 2007 as a Company Secretary and
 Compliance Officer of the Company.
 
 2010
 
 - The Company has splits its Face value of Shares from Rs 10 to Rs 2
 
 - The Company has joined hands with CRY to celebrate as the girl
 child / daughter, as a child first day.
 
 2011
 
 - The Company has joined hands with the Hallmark a $ 4 billion World
 leader in Social expression Company.
 
 - The Company has bagged four prestigious awards in different
 categories for printing excellence in NAEP 2011 Award Function at
 Bengaluru.
 
 2012
 
 - The Company has tied up with Switzerland based CowParade to
 introduce figurines in its galleries in India. 
 
 - Email: vikas.tak@archiesonline.com
 
 2013
 
 -Board has has recommended a final dividend @ 20% (equivalent to Rs.
 0.40) Per Equity share of (Face value of Rs. 2/- each).
 
 -Mr. Dilip Seth has been appointed as a additional director of the
 Company.
 
 2014
 
 -Vijayant Chhabra has been appointed as a Chief Executive Officer
 (CEO) of the Company.
 
 --Board has has recommended a final dividend @ 20% (equivalent to Rs.
 0.40) Per Equity share of (Face value of Rs. 2/- each).