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RR Donnelley Awarded $70 Million Multi-Year Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Contract Extension

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, Feb. 21 -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has been awarded a multi-year contract extension to provide all of the magazine printing, paper and logistics services; as well as components of the prepress needs for the Johnson Publishing Company's "world renowned" EBONY and JET magazines. Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., is the world's largest African American-owned publishing company. EBONY magazine, the No. 1 magazine for African-Americans, is published monthly and reaches over 12 million readers with each issue. JET, with a 10 million weekly readership, provides complete news coverage on African Americans in the United States and all over the world by giving African-Americans a national weekly magazine, from an African-American perspective, in a convenient, efficient pocket-size form. The projected term value of this agreement exceeds $70 million. Linda Johnson Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. stated, "While we have only been doing business together for the past few years, we have been pleased with how quickly RR Donnelley has developed a deep understanding of our business requirements. They continue to be an effective partner in supporting our strategic business imperatives of subscriber and advertising growth. We are confident that in awarding RR Donnelley this contract extension we have made the right choice for our current and future needs." John Paloian, Group President, RR Donnelley's Publishing & Retail Services Group added, "We are very proud to have earned the high level of trust and confidence of the Johnson Publishing Company, which has led them to award us this contract extension to supply all of their magazine printing and print- related needs. We remain committed to supporting their global brands with the high level of quality and service that they demand, and that has characterized our relationship."

 

 

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