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RR Donnelley Awarded Multi-Year $30 Million Contract by Medbuy Corporation


Agreement Renews Production And Logistics Relationship For Forms, Labels And Commercial Printing

CHICAGO & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 6, 2009-- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE:RRD) announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year $30 million contract renewal by Medbuy Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement RR Donnelley will provide web-to-print solutions and the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution of customized healthcare facility products such as clinical and administrative forms, labels, kits, brochures, and other preprinted materials.

Medbuy is Canada's leading healthcare Group Purchasing Organization. Its membership includes 35% of Canada’s hospitals and healthcare organizations.

"This contract award is the result of a thorough evaluation of market alternatives, and offers significant savings to our Member organizations without compromising the quality and service that we have grown to expect from RR Donnelley. We are pleased to renew our relationship, and we look forward to working together for many years to come" said Bekhe Purkis, Medbuy Contracting Director, Med/Surg. "Suppliers like RR Donnelley are key to helping us to drive continued value and innovation for hospitals and healthcare organizations," added Purkis.

"We are very pleased with Medbuy’s decision to renew their longstanding relationship with RR Donnelley and to expand upon the solid foundation that we have built together over the past eight years," stated Allen Hallis, President RR Donnelley Canada. "Our relationship with Medbuy has evolved into an effective collaboration that delivers exceptional value. This decision reflects our position as the premier custom print and document provider to Canadian healthcare institutions and organizations."

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

About Medbuy
Medbuy is Canada's leading Healthcare Group Purchasing Organization, harnessing the purchasing power of 35% of Canada's hospitals and Healthcare organizations. We deliver the best net price for Healthcare supplies, pharmaceuticals and services, at the lowest cost, and secure value-added benefits that enhance our Members' knowledge base. In 2008, our Members purchased nearly $693 million from Medbuy contracts. In turn, Medbuy returned more than $34.0 million in rebates to its membership.

Medbuy helps Healthcare organizations to maximize their supply chain savings which enables them to reinvest dollars where it counts - into patient care. For more information, go to

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
RR Donnelley Media Contact:
Doug Fitzgerald
Executive Vice President

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