|By Business Wire||
|March 13, 2014 06:25 PM EDT||
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) announced on March 6, 2014 that the Company is completing the review of its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. The Company requires additional time to review matters identified during the preparation of the Company’s 2013 financial statements, including a transaction previously reported in the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed on June 17, 2011. The Company is working to resolve these matters including review by its independent registered public accounting firm and is currently unable to predict the length of time necessary to complete this review.
As a result of these matters, the Company currently expects to file a Form 12b-25 (Notification of Late Filing) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, as the Company does not expect to file its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2013 by the required filing date of March 14, 2014.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities, to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint's customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions, to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.
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