Quad Expands and Extends Its Agreement to Print and Distribute USA WEEKEND
SUSSEX, WI—Sept. 27, 2012—Quad/Graphics Inc. has expanded and extended its agreement with Gannett Co. to print copies of USA WEEKEND, a Sunday magazine inserted into 700+ newspapers weekly. The new, longer-term agreement will include additional incremental print volume beginning in 2016, as well as additional freight, logistics and distribution services volume.
“USA WEEKEND has an impressive reach and impact with a circulation of more than 22 million copies,” said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO. “Under this new agreement, Quad/Graphics will continue to print the major portion of those copies, using a new manufacturing plan that optimizes all the strengths of our industry-leading gravure printing network. We are picking up additional future volume and we look forward to a growing service relationship with Gannett.”
J. Austin Ryan, senior vice president of operations for Gannett Publishing Services, said the new agreement with Quad/Graphics offers multiple improvements to the manufacturing and distribution model. “Quad configured a new and improved services platform that will provide significant savings in time and money for us,” Ryan noted. “We appreciate Quad/Graphics partnering with us to improve this aspect of our business.”
About USA WEEKEND
USA WEEKEND Magazine is an award-winning publication with a circulation of 22.6 million and a readership of 49.2 million carried in more than 700 newspapers. It is an operating unit of Gannett Co., an international news and information company with headquarters in McLean, VA.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, WI (just west of Milwaukee), the company has approximately 22,000 full-time equivalent employees working from more than 50 print-production facilities.