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This excerpt taken from the ZBRA 8-K filed Apr 23, 2008.

and gross margin improvement lead to solid first quarter performance

Vernon Hills, IL, April 23, 2008—Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced 18.1% growth in net sales to a record $246,277,000 for the first quarter of 2008 from $208,576,000 for the first quarter of 2007. Net income for the period was $27,644,000, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared with $26,716,000, or $0.39 per diluted share, a year ago.

“Strong international sales, favorable performance in our new Enterprise Solutions business unit and progress on our strategic priorities gave Zebra a solid start in 2008,” stated Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive officer. “Our programs to deliver more identification and tracking solutions to targeted vertical markets are delivering real results. Customers around the world, supported by an expanding geographic Zebra presence, are responding positively to the broader range of automatic identification technologies we’re now able to provide to improve their business processes. Zebra is well positioned to benefit from the demands for better management over an increasingly complex global supply chain. The diversity of our solutions portfolio, customers and geographic presence make us optimistic about further growth.”

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