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Kline & Company Acquires Prochaska & Company, a Leading Agrochemical Information Provider

PARSIPPANY, NJ, APRIL 7, 2011 –

Kline & Company announced this week the acquisition of the business of Prochaska & Company, a strategic advisor to companies in the agricultural, ag bio-tech, and specialty horticultural markets. This transaction will enhance Kline’s Agricultural and Specialty Pesticides Practice with additional resources to provide clients with access to a broader range of agrochemical and specialty pesticide studies.

The well-accepted Prochaska reports will be marketed under the new Kline/Prochaska brand to help clients to differentiate the two report styles. As part of the acquisition, Joseph Prochaska will join Kline’s Specialty Pesticide Practice as a Project Manager, and bring his experience and established skills to work with the existing project team.

Joe Prochaska said, “I am pleased to be joining Kline & Company, where the tradition of careful research and commitment to accuracy cultivated by my father and me will be carried on. I look forward to continue providing an extraordinary service to clients in the industry under the Kline banner.”

“We are bringing together two leading providers of agrochemical market intelligence to create an even stronger client offering based on decades of industry experience,” said Dennis Fugate, Industry Manager for Kline’s Agricultural/Specialty Pesticides practice. “We are anxious to discuss with clients how we might use the combination of two different data collection methods towards their benefit.”

Joe Tarantola, CEO of Kline & Company, notes that, “With our current growing practice in crop protection, we will be able to provide a team approach to the Kline/Prochaska reports that will result in enhanced value to our clients. We look forward to having Joe as part of our team.”

In preparation for the completion of the acquisition, Kline and Prochaska teams have been working to ensure that the newly combined company continues to comply with the needs of existing customers and partners of both companies during the integration. As a result, Kline plans to continue existing Prochaska reports including: Crop Protection Manufacturers Report™, Generic Chemical Manufacturers in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry™, Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry™, and the Specialty Fruit & Vegetable Market Report™. Additionally, discussions regarding the expansion of the current reports into new regions will take place.

While Kline, with over 50 years of market research experience in agrochemicals, will bring substantial expertise to the new venture, Prochaska will provide a proven methodology for developing and presenting industry and company crop protection data.

About Kline’s Agricultural and Specialty Pesticides Practice
Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. Kline’s Agricultural and Specialty Pesticides Practice focuses on agricultural/specialty pesticides for various market sectors, including professional turf and ornamental plants, professional pest control, consumer pesticides, vegetation management, agricultural/veterinary, and more. For more information, visit http://www.klinegroup.com/market-research/research_agpesticides.asp.

About Prochaska
Prochaska & Company is a provider of company-focused management reports for crop protection companies. The focus is on major crop protection companies, their distributors, and their specialty markets such as turf, ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables. The strength of the company is based on the experience of its principal and on a network of dedicated professionals who work with him.

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