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FASTSIGNS® Sees Record Global Sales, Strong Franchise Growth at Mid-Year

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is having a banner year on all fronts. In the past six months alone, the worldwide franchisor for more than 590 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers has reached global revenues of $400 million – an all-time high for the company, along with inking 24 new franchise agreements and opening its first location in Dubai. The company expects to sign an additional 33 franchise agreements by year’s end.

FASTSIGNS executives attribute the robust mid-year revenue achievement in large part to the company’s expanded products and services—which aligns with its “More Than” brand positioning—as well as the formation of an outside sales force that has now grown to more than 360 sales professionals.

“FASTSIGNS is having another record year,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Our success is driven from having the best franchisees in the industry, who embrace our expanded ‘More Than’ brand positioning and are focused on helping their clients sell more to customers. We are also having a record year in franchise sales by adding locations through our Co-Brand and Conversion programs as well as New Center development.”

The FASTSIGNS Co-Brand program is another top growth driver, accounting for 10 of the 24 franchise agreements signed so far this year. The program allows independent business operators with print-related services, such as printing or photofinishing, to add the FASTSIGNS brand and full-suite of solutions, while retaining control of their existing business. Co-Brand franchisees consistently report that the program has added value for customers, promoting long-term growth opportunities for their businesses.

While continuing to further its growth domestically, FASTSIGNS is also building momentum internationally and expects to finalize master franchise agreements in two new countries. The franchise seeks Master Franchisees in India, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Central and South America where it has seen high demand for its core offerings of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 590 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries including the U.S. (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). The largest sign franchise in North America, FASTSIGNS centers provide visual communications solutions to help customers meet their business objectives and increase their visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. The Franchise Research Institute has named FASTSIGNS a top sign and graphics franchise and has awarded the company certification as a 2015 World-Class Franchise for four consecutive years. For more information about FASTSIGNS franchise programs, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679) or visit http://www.fastsigns.com/.

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150812005982/en/

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