COMPANY AND OPERATIONS
Journal Corporation (the “Company”) publishes
newspapers and web sites covering California and Arizona, as
well as the California Lawyer magazine, and produces several
specialized information services. It also serves as a
newspaper representative specializing in public notice
advertising. Sustain Technologies, Inc.
(“Sustain”), a wholly-owned subsidiary, supplies
case management software systems and related products to
courts and other justice agencies, including administrative
law organizations. These courts and agencies use
the Sustain family of products to help manage cases and
information electronically and to interface with other
critical justice partners. Sustain’s
products are designed to help users manage electronic case
files from inception to disposition, including calendaring
and accounting, report and notice generation, the
implementation of standards and business rules and other
corollary functions, and to enable justice agencies to extend
electronic services to the public and bar
members. In December 2012, the Company purchased
all of the outstanding stock of New Dawn Technologies, Inc.
(“New Dawn”) based in Logan, Utah, which provides
products and services similar to those of Sustain to more
than 350 justice agencies in 39 states, three U.S.
territories and two countries. The acquisition
expands the Company’s position in the
marketplace. Essentially all of the
Company’s operations are based in California, Arizona,
Utah and Colorado.