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RR Donnelley awarded multiyear agreement by Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago - R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company today announced that it has been awarded a multiyear catalog production and distribution services agreement by Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of high quality products for the home in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Under the terms of the agreement RR Donnelley will produce the Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Bed & Bath catalogs.

"The importance of our brands' catalogs cannot be overstated. They are a key marketing vehicle and play a very important role in how our customers interact and shop with our brands. As we look towards the future we know innovation in printing and distribution will become a key competitive advantage and that was central to our decision to partner with RR Donnelley. RR Donnelley offers a comprehensive platform that delivers exceptional value by compressing costs and providing more flexible communications options," stated Patrick Connolly, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. "Their additional capabilities open the door to helping us drive additional value as we draw on their commercial printing, direct mail, label, and catalog distribution expertise."

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and to expand the range of solutions that we provide to their brands," said John Paloian, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "The collaborative, integrated communications capabilities that we have developed are an ideal fit for multi-channel retailers like Williams-Sonoma, Inc. that serve their customers through catalogs, retail stores and the Internet."




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