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RR Donnelley Awarded $550 Million Agreement by American Media

October 17, 2011
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CHICAGO—Oct. 17, 2011—R. R. Donnelley & Sons has been awarded a $550 million, multi-year agreement by American Media Inc. (AMI). Under the terms of the agreement Donnelley will provide a broad array of products and services in North America and the U.K., including premedia, magazine production, variable digital printing and transpromo communications, as well as new digital and electronic communications services through its CustomPoint Solutions Group.

During the multi-year agreement, which extends and expands the companies’ relationship, RR Donnelley will produce all new AMI launches and will also begin to print and bind the popular weekly titles OK! and Star.

AMI owns and operates leading celebrity and health and fitness media brands. Its magazines, which include titles such as Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Natural Health, and Country Weekly, reach more than 54 million men and women each month.

“RR Donnelley is at the forefront of production technology for both print and the increasingly critical digital distribution, which makes it the ideal partner for AMI to help grow our already popular brands,” said David Pecker, chairman, president and CEO of AMI. “The company’s unique ability to manage and deliver content in a variety of ways will continue to provide superior value to AMI.”

John Paloian, Donnelley’s chief operating officer, stated, “For almost a quarter of a century we’ve been working to deliver value to AMI. We are very proud to continue this expanding relationship. The platform that we have built offers exceptional flexibility, with offset, gravure and variable digital printing and a host of related services. More than that, it offers the resources to help take our customers to the future of content creation, management and delivery, with capabilities for faster electronic composition, custom publications, e-delivery, multi-channel marketing and revenue enhancement.”

About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 147 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.

About American Media
American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI’s magazines have a combined total circulation of almost 7 million and reach more than 55 million men and women each month. AMI’s digital properties reach an average of 10 million unique visitors and 80 million page views monthly.

Source: RRD.
 

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