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Quad Expands and Extends Its Agreement to Print and Distribute USA WEEKEND

September 27, 2012
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.

About Quad
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.

Source: Quad.

 

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