Cadmus Communications to Acquire Printing Operations of LexisNexis
RICHMOND, VA—February 5, 2007—Cadmus Communications Corporation (NASDAQ/GM: CDMS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire LexisNexis’ conventional printing operations in Charlottesville, Virginia and its digital printing operations in Conklin, New York, and simultaneously has entered into a five-year agreement with LexisNexis to produce substantially all of LexisNexis’ printing requirements. LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier, is a leading provider of information and services solutions to the legal, news and business information markets and a long-term customer of Cadmus.
According to Bruce Thomas, chief executive officer of Cadmus Communications, “This transaction represents an exciting expansion of our publisher services business and an important extension of our relationship with Reed Elsevier. As a market leader in publisher services, we are committed to growing with our customers and providing long term sustainable value. This acquisition, coupled with Cadmus’ long history of experience and specialized knowledge of the print industry and publishing market, will permit us to expand our position in the legal and business information market and also to offer a broader range of press and finishing capabilities to our publishing customers.”
Virtually all of the approximately 90 employees in Charlottesville and 35 employees in Conklin will transition to Cadmus as result of the transaction. The deal will not directly impact other LexisNexis operations.
In announcing the agreement, LexisNexis noted that it will be better able to concentrate its efforts and investments in areas critical to enhancing its competitive position in the markets it serves. “Through this transaction with Cadmus, we can maintain and enhance our position and capabilities in print while directing more of our attention and resources to developing innovative solutions for our customers,” said Ed Gould, senior vice president of Global Production for LexisNexis. “Cadmus has been a strong partner over the years and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future.”