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Press release: 1994-12-21: QUIXOTE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF DISC MANUFACTURING, INC. AS FIRST INDEPENDENT REPLICATOR OF SEGA CDs

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CHICAGO, IL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 21, 1994--Quixote Corporation (Nasdaq:QUIX) today announced that its Disc Manufacturing, Inc. (DMI) subsidiary has been selected as the first independent replicator of Sega CDs, after successfully completing Sega's stringent qualification process. Under the agreement, Sega of America (Redwood City, CA) has designated DMI as an authorized manufacturer of Sega CD products for third party software licensees. This agreement comes as a response to Sega's rapid growth in the CD-based home entertainment marketplace and an emerging shift by the public from cartridge-based to optical-based products in general. Sega expects to have nearly 2 million Sega CDs in homes by the end of this year.

Chris Garske, Vice President of New Business Development and Third Party Licensing for Sega, stated, "DMI has clearly demonstrated that they have the superior technology and customer service to ensure that Sega licensees will have a strong presence in the marketplace." Rusty Capers, DMI's Vice President of CD-ROM Business Development, commented, "We are honored that Sega has chosen Disc Manufacturing as one of their authorized replicators. Sega CD is certainly in line with the future of home entertainment and we look forward to helping Sega make the technology successful in the market. In addition, the agreement enables us to better serve the manufacturing needs of our present customers by adding a third home-use specialty platform to our existing capability which includes 3DO and Kodak."

Quixote Corporation is a diversified technology company composed of Disc Manufacturing, Inc., the largest independent manufacturer of music compact discs (CDs) and CD-ROM and CD-i discs in the United States; Energy Absorption Systems, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of energy-absorbing highway crash cushions and related highway safety products; and Legal Technologies, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of advanced technologies and services for the legal, judicial and court reporting markets.

CONTACT: Quixote Corporation

 Joan R. Riley, Daniel P. Gorey
 (312) 467-6755
 or
 Morgen-Walke Associates
 June Filingeri, Jennifer Miller
 Media Contact: Brian Maddox
 (212) 850-5600

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