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RR Donnelley Awarded $100 Million Multi-Year Catalog Agreement by Cornerstone Brands


Renews And Significantly Expands Relationship With New Volume

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 24, 2008--R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD) announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year $100 million agreement by Cornerstone Brands, an operating unit of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq :HSNi), a leading interactive multi-channel retailer. Under the terms of the agreement, which renews and significantly expands RR Donnelley's relationship with Cornerstone, the company will provide catalog production and logistics services for Cornerstone's brands, which include Ballard Designs, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill, Improvements®, Smith+Noble, The Territory Ahead and TravelSmith®.

"RR Donnelley is the right choice to support our portfolio of strong multi-channel lifestyle brands," said Cornerstone's Paul Tarvin, Group President Home Brands. "Their financial strength, diverse manufacturing platform, and innovative capabilities - such as Variable Trim Binding to reduce postage costs - will deliver exceptional value to Cornerstone."

"We are very proud to have earned Cornerstone's confidence in this expanding relationship," stated John Paloian, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "The unique Variable Trim Binding capability that we introduced this year maximizes the flexibility of the titles that can be co-mailed, as compared to prior systems which required common trim sizes. It is an ideal fit with Cornerstone's needs. We continue to engineer flexibility, value added capabilities and precise quality into our unmatched platform."

About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (NYSE: RRD) is the world’s premier full-service provider of print and related services, including business process outsourcing. Founded more than 144 years ago, the company provides products and solutions in commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, labels, forms, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management to customers in the publishing, healthcare, advertising, retail, technology, financial services and many other industries. The largest companies in the world and others rely on RR Donnelley’s scale, scope and insight through a comprehensive range of online tools, variable printing services and market-specific solutions.

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RR Donnelley Investor Contact:
Dan Leib
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
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Doug Fitzgerald
Executive Vice President

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