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March 23, 2020

Hallmark Temporarily Closes Liberty Distribution Center; Suspends In-Store Service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 23, 2020) – Hallmark Cards, Inc. is temporarily closing its Liberty Distribution Center in Liberty, Mo. for two weeks following government-issued “stay-at-home” orders in the Kansas City-area in response to COVID-19. The company is temporarily suspending in-store service of greeting card aisles in retail stores across the U.S. The Hallmark manufacturing facilities in Lawrence, Kan., Leavenworth, Kan., Center, Tex., and Metamora, Ill. are also temporarily closed. Employees impacted by these temporary closures will receive two week’s pay.

Hallmark’s COVID-19 task force is monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and utilizing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local public health and emergency response agencies.

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JiaoJiao Shen
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

About Hallmark

For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and employing more than 20,000 worldwide, the company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark business designs and sells greeting cards, gifts, ornaments and gift packaging in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Hallmark Media operates three cable networks – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mystery and Hallmark Family – as well as Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription video on-demand streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters. For more information, visit Connect on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.