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RR Donnelley Awarded $500 Million Multi-Year Agreement By Publishing Group Of America

02/24/2009

Renews And Expands Relationship With Magazine Printing, Logistics And Premedia Services

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2009--R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE:RRD) announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year $500 million agreement by Publishing Group of America, a leading multi-media publisher whose well-known weekly and monthly titles include American Profile, Relish and Spry. Publishing Group of America also provides custom publishing services.

Under the terms of the agreement, RR Donnelley will provide all future printing, logistics and premedia services for Publishing Group of America's magazines. "RR Donnelley will continue to deliver exceptional value through its integrated end-to-end capabilities," said Richard Porter, Chief Executive Officer of Publishing Group of America. "Their financial strength, ability to provide on-site premedia services, their proven production platform and sophisticated logistics resources are an ideal match with our challenging requirements."

Publishing Group of America's magazine titles are distributed to subscribers and newsstand purchasers of approximately 1,100 weekly and smaller market daily newspapers. The production and delivery of millions of copies of the titles, in the right quantities, on the right schedules, to the right newspapers for distribution requires tight coordination between publisher and printer.

"Readers from coast-to-coast who enjoy Publishing Group of America's magazines probably cannot begin to guess at the complex process that brings these titles to their doors," stated Tom Quinlan, RR Donnelley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are very proud that the tightly woven capabilities that we have built will help to streamline that process, reduce cycle times and deliver enhanced value as we support Publishing Group of America."

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.

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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