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JOHN J. GAVIN JOINS CSS INDUSTRIES' BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOHN J. GAVIN JOINS CSS INDUSTRIES' BOARD OF DIRECTORS


CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE: CSS) is pleased to announce that John J. Gavin has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.  Mr. Gavin has significant experience leading multinational organizations, both publicly and privately held, as well as significant experience as a director of multiple publicly-held and private equity backed companies.  He currently serves as a director of Interline Brands, Inc. (NYSE:IBI), a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products; Dollar Financial Corp. (NASD:DLLR), an international financial services company; GCA Services, Inc., a facilities maintenance company; DBM (Drake, Beam, Morin), an international career management and transitions management firm; and Catholic Health East, a not-for-profit health care system.  From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Gavin served as President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director of Right Management Consultants, Inc., a publicly-held career management and human resources consulting firm.

In announcing Mr. Gavin's election, Jack Farber, Chairman of the Board of CSS, said "We are fortunate to have Jack join CSS Industries as a member of our Board of Directors.  We believe that Jack's outstanding leadership qualities and business acumen will be an asset to our Board of Directors, and we look forward to his participation in the Board's deliberations and actions."

CSS is a consumer products company primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of seasonal and all occasion products, principally to mass market retailers.  These products include gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, decorative tissue paper, decorations, classroom exchange Valentines, decorative ribbons and bows, Halloween masks, costumes, make-ups and novelties, Easter egg dyes and novelties, and craft and educational products.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jack Farber
Chairman of the Board
(215) 569-9900