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RR Donnelley Awarded $200 Million Agreement by European Directories S.A.

01/16/2009

Multi-Year Extension And Expansion of Pan-European Telephone Directory Manufacturing Relationship

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2008--R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD) announced today that it has been awarded a new multi-year agreement to produce nearly 350 telephone directory titles annually for pan-European distribution by European Directories S.A., which is among Europe's top five directories companies. The agreement is valued at approximately $200 million.

Serving approximately 700,000 customers, European Directories is a geographically diversified directories group, with number one or strong positions in several markets across Europe, including The Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Gibraltar and Slovakia.

Stuart Ross, European Directories' Chief Financial Officer stated, "We are pleased to renew and expand our relationship with RR Donnelley. During the course of the past decade RR Donnelley has consistently demonstrated an understanding of our business. Their scale and flexibility allow us to draw on them to produce a variety of formats and their responsiveness helps us to achieve our goals for speed-to-market."

John Paloian, Chief Operating Officer, RR Donnelley said, "The strategic development of our global platform enables RR Donnelley to deliver a broad and reliable set of benefits to customers worldwide. We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our relationship with European Directories and will continue to implement processes that enable us to present our customers with exceptional service, quality, and value."

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, forms and labels, 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, and for RR Donnelley's Corporate Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at www.rrdonnelley.com.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the full cautionary statements contained in RR Donnelley's filings with the SEC. RR Donnelley disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
 

RR Donnelley Investor Contact:
Dan Leib
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
312.326.7710
dan.leib@rrd.com
RR Donnelley Media Contact:
Doug Fitzgerald
Executive Vice President
Communications
630.322.6830
doug.fitzgerald@rrd.com

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