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RR Donnelley Awarded $26 Million Print Management Agreement With Britannia Building Society

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, May 2 -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced today that UK-based Astron, an RR Donnelley company and leading Document Business Process Outsourcing (DBPO) provider, has been awarded a $26 million print and marketing contract by Britannia Building Society. The multi-year agreement includes the management, procurement, production, storage, distribution and fulfillment of marketing and operational printing and direct mail for the Society. Astron is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RR Donnelley. Britannia Building Society has more than 3 million members, total lending of more than $12.3 billion, more than $57 billion of group assets and is the second largest mutual building society in the U.K. The Society was seeking to assure that its network of more than 250 branches will benefit from state-of-the-art technologies and service enhancements. Tim Franklin, Britannia's Managing Director of Member Business stated, "We are very pleased to work with Astron and believe the relationship will help us to deliver one of our key values to 'be faster, cheaper, better'. We are a membership organization and are constantly challenging ourselves to put the needs of our members first. The proposal that we received from Astron was prepared to a very high standard and covered every aspect of our requirement." He continued, "Astron demonstrated an outstanding ability to provide a specially tailored service. That was the winning factor." "We are proud and delighted that Astron has been chosen to provide these important services to Britannia," said Group President Dean Cherry, RR Donnelley Integrated Print Communications. "Astron has developed an outstanding portfolio of DBPO services, including a comprehensive suite of print management capabilities."




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