doremus fp awarded certification as a Women Business Enterprise and Woman Owned Small Business and becomes country's first-ever financial printing company to earn certification from the NWBOC.

doremus fp awarded certification as a Women Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business

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Doremus fp awarded certification as a Women Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business and becomes country's first-ever financial printing company to earn certification from the NWBOC.

NEW YORK, October 26, 2016 — Doremus fp, a respected provider of financial, marketing and business communication services, announced today it has received certification by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) as both a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB). Doremus fp is the first and only financial printing company in the country to receive these certifications.

"We know that diversity is increasingly important to our clients, and this certification will provide them with the assurance that they are working with a woman-owned business that has been fully vetted by a credible third party," said Diane Wade, chief executive officer and owner of doremus fp. "We're excited about the new opportunities this will open up for us, and we look forward to demonstrating to our new clients our capability to offer superior client service and outstanding delivery of their printing needs."

WBE certification demonstrates that a woman has majority ownership and control of a business entity thereby enabling the business to compete for work set aside for woman- and minority- owned businesses in both the federal and private sectors. WOSB certification is required for participation in the federal procurement program that allows contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs. Certification is a rigorous process that includes a lengthy application, review of financial and business information and an on-site business visit.

"As a woman-owned business in the financial printing industry, this is yet another way for us to stand out and make doremus fp the easy choice when it comes to our clients' financial and commercial printing needs," added Wade. Wade has a long history in the business of financial printing; she learned the business working for her father at Appeal Financial Printing in the early years of her career. In 1989, Wade helped her husband Dave write the business plan for the creation of doremus fp. While Dave ran the doremus fp business, Wade worked in advertising at major firms including Grey, then co- founded her own boutique agency. She began transitioning to a leadership role in doremus fp in 2013; when Dave passed away in 2015, she took over the reins. "As a woman business owner, I am excited to be able to help open the doors wider for young women to grow up in a corporate culture that has them in mind," said Wade. Doremus fp was officially certified as a WBE and WOSB on August 24, 2016.

About doremus fp and dfp graphics — Doremus fp has been a major presence in financial communications for 27 years, providing best-in-class service to public and privately held companies, investment banks, corporate firms, private equity firms, investment managers and third-party fund administrators. As a full-service financial printer, filing agent and commercial printer, doremus fp's clients consist of some of the largest global lending marketing and advertising companies, financial institutions, mutual fund companies, investment management companies, pharmaceutical and energy conglomerates. In 2002, doremus fp expanded its capabilities to include the commercial division–dfp graphics. With this award-winning team in-house, doremus fp distinguished themselves as one of the few financial printing companies to offer creative solutions for marketing, events and office materials including brochures, direct mail, out of home, website development and video. Doremus fp is based in New York City and has been an affiliate of the DAS Group of Companies since 1989.

About the DAS Group of Companies — The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.