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RR Donnelley Extends Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Produce Lebhar-Friedman Magazines

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, May 3 -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company has been awarded a contract extension to produce substantially all of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.'s business-to-business and consumer magazine retail and foodservice titles. Lebhar-Friedman is the leading independent publisher and provider of information serving the retail community and its vast supplier network. For 80 years, Lebhar-Friedman has been committed to providing timely, provocative and essential information to its over half a million subscribers. This agreement extends an almost 20-year relationship, and includes the production and logistics services for titles such as Chain Store Age, Drug Store News, DSN Retailing Today, Home Channel News, Nation's Restaurant News and their Drug Store News consumer health publications. The term value of this multi-year contract renewal, which includes file processing, print production and distribution, is approximately $25 million. J. Roger Friedman, President, Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., stated, "Over the years, RR Donnelley has demonstrated that they fully understand our business and how they can help us achieve our core values, key of which is the ability to provide information to our customers as quickly and completely as possible. RR Donnelley's proven flexibility and reliability continue to serve us well in today's fast-paced marketplace. We look forward to finding additional ways in which we can benefit from their diverse portfolio of products and services across multiple business units within our own organization." John R. Paloian, Group President, Publishing & Retail Services, RR Donnelley, added, "Business-to-business magazine publishers continue to represent a strategic market segment that is core to our platform. As such, we will continue to focus on publishers such as Lebhar-Friedman, and on understanding and serving their unique printing and distribution needs. We place great value on our relationship with Lebhar-Friedman and are delighted to have this opportunity to continue to work together."




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