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Brown Printing Signs Agreement with Hearst Magazines

March 23, 2010

Waseca, MN—March 23, 2010—Brown Printing announced today that it has reached a five-year agreement with Hearst Magazines to produce and distribute five of the publisher's magazine titles. This agreement significantly expands the relationship between Hearst and Brown.

Brown has produced the Food Network Magazine since its highly successful launch in June of 2009 and, under the new agreement, will continue to produce the title at its Waseca, MN facility. Esquire, Marie Claire, Popular Mechanics, and Town&Country will be new additions to Brown's relationship with Hearst and will begin production in January 2011.

"Brown Printing has done a great job for Hearst on our recent launch of Food Network Magazine," explained Laura Reid, VP, Production, at Hearst. "We are very pleased with the dedication and high level of performance that we've seen from everyone at Brown. Great quality, expert customer service, optimized production, and a dedicated focus on the latest trends in print technology are what Brown is all about."

"We are very pleased to continue to grow our relationship with Hearst," remarked Volker Petersen, President and CEO of Brown Printing. "Working with Hearst to successfully launch Food Network Magazine has been a very rewarding experience for all involved, and we look forward to the innovative solutions and quality that we can deliver as our relationship grows."

About Brown Printing Co.
Brown Printing Co. proudly serves America's premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and value-added solutions. Founded in 1957, Brown is a proven industry leader printing more than 900 titles for over 450 clients.

A Bertelsmann/Gruner + Jahr owned company, Brown's proven stability, world class quality, state of the art technology and superior customer service make Brown Printing the right partner for your printing needs.

For more information about Brown Printing Company, please visit our website at

About Hearst
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (, one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. As one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, Hearst Magazines publishes more than 200 editions around the world, including 15 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst reaches more adults than any other publisher of monthly magazines (73.8 million total adults, according to MRI, Fall 2009).


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