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RR Donnelley Signs a Multi-Year Multi-Million Dollar Print Management Agreement With Metro Inc.


Management and Production of All Metro's Administrative and Operational Documents. Includes Variable Imaging, Labels, Forms, Electronic Documents, Fulfillment and Logistics

CHICAGO and TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year multi-million dollar agreement by Metro Inc., a leading grocery and pharmacy chain in Quebec and Ontario with more than 65,000 employees. Under the terms of the agreement, which renews and expands the companies' relationship, Metro will draw upon RR Donnelley's Canadian production, distribution and technology platform for its administrative and operational documents.

"RR Donnelley has been a strategic business provider for Metro for 10 years," stated Richard Dufresne, Metro's Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. "We are pleased to continue this long-term relationship in a new agreement. We believe that RR Donnelley's production capabilities and its technology-based solutions are fully aligned with Metro's Customer First Strategy, to help support a better shopping experience for our customers."

With more than $11 billion in annual revenues, METRO is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of 564 supermarkets under several banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as 257 pharmacies, mainly under the Brunet, Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

"We are very proud of the business relationship that Metro and RR Donnelley have developed and are honored to support Metro's strategic vision," said Allen Hallis, President, RR Donnelley, Canada. "Our diverse platform and variable imaging capabilities are an ideal fit for Metro's in-store presentation requirements as well as their supply chain network."

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 147 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.     

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