Tyco Retail Solutions Negotiates Settlement with Catalyst, an Independent Supplier of Security Tags

Settlement Terminates Catalyst Sales of Counterfeit Anti-Theft Tags in the United Kingdom

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland — May 29, 2013 — Tyco Retail Solutions (www.tycoretailsolutions.com), a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, announces today that Sensormatic Electronics LLC (a company within the same Group) has settled a lawsuit it filed in the United Kingdom (UK) against Algreta Solutions Ltd t/a Catalyst, an independent supplier of security tags to retailers.

The suit concerned infringement of European Patent (UK) No. 0 725 199 (“Security tag having arcuate channel and detacher apparatus for the same”), infringement of Community Trade Mark No. 1919919 ( ) and passing off in connection with Catalyst’s sale of Acousto-Magnetic (AM) Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) hard tags in the UK by reference to , the name and trade marks SUPERTAG and SENSORMATIC.

Catalyst has agreed not to sell AM EAS hard tags in the UK which infringe Tyco’s patent or its , SENSORMATIC and SUPERTAG trade marks. In addition, Catalyst has paid Sensormatic financial consideration by way of compensation and legal costs. The settlement with Catalyst is another example of the strength of Tyco’s intellectual property covering its genuine Sensormatic brand AM EAS technology.

“We are very pleased with the settlement,” said Scott Clements, President, Tyco Retail Solutions. “Protecting our intellectual property is central to our ability to continue investing in innovative solutions that help retailers deter theft and improve profitability. This settlement gives our retail customers confidence that they are receiving genuine Sensormatic anti-theft solutions known for integrity and high performance, versus less reliable EAS technology.”

About Tyco Retail Solutions

Tyco Retail Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions, deployed today at more than 80 percent of the world’s top 200 retailers. Customers range from single-store boutiques to global retail enterprises. Operating in more than 70 countries worldwide, Tyco Retail Solutions provides retailers with real-time visibility to their inventory and assets to improve operations, optimize profitability and create memorable shopper experiences.

The Tyco Retail Solutions portfolio for retailers is sold direct through Tyco businesses and authorized business partners around the world. For more information, please visit www.tycoretailsolutions.com or visit www.YouTube.com/TycoRetailTV.


Kim Warne

Tyco Retail Solutions

+1 (561) 912-6049

Julie Crotty

Attune Communications

+1 (978) 877-0053

TYCO, , SENSORMATIC and SUPERTAG are trade marks and/or registered trademarks of Tyco. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

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