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RR Donnelley Awarded Multi-Year Eddie Bauer Inc. Contract Extension

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has been awarded a multi-year contract extension to provide the premedia, printing and logistics services for Eddie Bauer Inc.'s catalogs. Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer of casual sportswear and accessories for the modern outdoor lifestyle. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately 400 stores throughout the United States and Canada, through catalog sales and online. Lisa Erickson, Eddie Bauer's company spokesperson, stated, "RR Donnelley's ability to provide an effective turnkey solution that encompasses our entire catalog print production process, from premedia, to printing, through distribution, was instrumental in our decision to extend our contract with them. Their integrated sales approach offers us a host of benefits, including on-site premedia control through a facilities management operation, and the on-going optimization of our total manufacturing process. Our long-term partnership with Donnelley is enriched by their focus on continuous improvement, resulting in increased quality, reduced cycle times and lowered costs." John Paloian, Group President, RR Donnelley's Publishing & Retail Services Group, added, "Our strategic direction is to continue to evolve the scope of our platform to meet an increasing number of our customers' needs. Having Eddie Bauer elect to extend their contract with us for their catalog premedia, printing and logistics needs confirms to us that we are indeed heading down the right path. Our ability to provide bundled services that allow our customers to streamline their manufacturing and print procurement processes delivers tangible benefits to their operations. We are delighted with Eddie Bauer's decision to extend our relationship, and are committed to providing them with the high levels of quality and service that they have come to expect from us."




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