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RR Donnelley Acquires the Assets of Chilean Web Printer PROSA


Acquisition Enhances Latin American Platform With Printer Of Magazines, Catalogs, Retail Inserts And Soft-Cover Textbooks

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2009--R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD) announced today that it has acquired the assets of PROSA, a Chilean web printing company located in Santiago, from Copesa (Consorcio Periodistico de Chile) for a cash consideration of approximately $23.5 million.

The acquisition will enhance RR Donnelley's Latin American platform and complement its existing facility in Santiago de Chile. PROSA produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts and soft-cover textbooks.

"PROSA fits exactly with each of our criteria for making acquisitions," said Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "It adds needed capacity without the immediate need for capital expenditures, provides important new customer relationships and opens the door to future synergies as we blend PROSA with our existing operations in Chile."

With the addition of PROSA, RR Donnelley will have 15 facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean, including operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.

Luiz J. Bring, President of RR Donnelley's Latin America business, stated, "PROSA enjoys an exceptional reputation and will immediately help to create incremental scale advantages. Its products and services match exactly with our core expertise and we expect a smooth integration with our other operations in the region. We look forward to bringing additional benefits to PROSA's customers."

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 140 years ago, the company provides 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. For more information, visit the company's web site at

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