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The Globe and Mail Extends Printing Contract with Transcontinental

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

TORONTO, Nov. 16 - The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, has extended its contract with Transcontinental's Mississauga plant to print the newspaper for the Ontario market. The extension takes the contract an additional five years to 2015. Transcontinental, Canada's largest independent newspaper printer, has been printing The Globe and Mail in Mississauga since 1993 and today the plant produces more than 200,000 copies daily. It is one of The Globe's six partner printing plants across the country. The other plants are located in Boucherville, Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary and Brandon. Transcontinental owns three of the six Globe print sites. "The extension of our contract with Transcontinental speaks to the strength of our 12-year-old partnership," said Andy Ritchie, Vice-President, Operations, The Globe and Mail. "By extending our relationship, Transcontinental can continue to make important investments in state-of-the- art printing capabilities which ensure The Globe and Mail's leadership in newspaper print quality." The Globe and Mail and the Transcontinental Mississauga print plant have been named three times to the prestigious International Newspaper Colour Quality Club (INQC). Only 50 newspapers in the world receive this honour. "We put a high priority on the quality of our printing, which gives advertisers a powerful medium in which to deliver ads with impact and gives readers an enjoyable reading experience," commented Ritchie. "This extension of our long-term relationship with The Globe and Mail is recognition of our dedicated employees, their tireless teamwork and the excellent quality of the product that results from it," said Francois Olivier, Senior Vice President, Newspaper Group, Transcontinental Printing - Information Products. "Our constantly developing and improving partnership has been nothing but successful for both organizations. Together, we are creating a best-in-class newspaper product of which we can be very proud."




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