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RR Donnelley Awarded $400 Million Multi-Year Contract to Produce Telephone Directories

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, May 4 -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company has been awarded a contract to produce all of R.H. Donnelley's current telephone directories. R.H. Donnelley, a leading yellow pages publisher and directional media company, publishes directories under the Sprint Yellow Pages brand and the SBC Yellow Pages brand, with total distribution of approximately 28 million serving approximately 260,000 local and national advertisers in 19 states. This contract extends a successful 15+ year relationship between the two companies. David C. Swanson, Chairman and Chief Executive, R.H. Donnelley, stated, "RR Donnelley continues to be a company that we can grow with. In addition to having a flexible manufacturing platform whose geographic locations are good matches for our distribution needs, RR Donnelley's willingness to continue to invest in ongoing improvements in process efficiencies and product quality is valuable to our business." John Paloian, Group President Publications & Retail Services, RR Donnelley, added, "We take very seriously our long-standing role in helping R.H. Donnelley provide their customers with value-added marketing and advertising products and services. Our relationship is one of great trust and cooperation, as together we positively impact the yellow pages industry. We are very excited to have this opportunity to continue to work together for the future." This work will be produced across RR Donnelley's entire US directory manufacturing platform, so as to both minimize distribution costs and accelerate time to market.




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