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Donnelley Breaks Ground for $10.8 Million Expansion of Kentucky Facility

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, April 25, 2001 -- As part of its investment to create the most cost-effective, integrated and flexible printing "platform of the future" for its customers, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company [NYSE:DNY] is breaking ground Thursday for an expansion of its Danville, Ky., manufacturing facility. The $10.8 million expansion includes the creation of up to 100 jobs within six months, a 90,000-square-foot addition to the existing 550,000-square-foot facility and associated equipment. "The expansion will enable us to create new jobs in Danville, increase production and better serve our customers who produce advertising inserts, long-run magazines and catalogs," said Glynn Perry, senior vice president, commercial print operations for R.R. Donnelley and Danville division director. "This action reinforces our dedication to providing our customers with greater speed, flexibility and quality, as well as efficiencies in purchasing and distribution." "R.R. Donnelley is no stranger to Kentucky. This announcement further affirms that when companies are successful here, they are more likely to make additional investments here," stated Kentucky Governor Paul Patton. R.R. Donnelley also has a facility in Glasgow, Ky., which employs nearly 1,200 people. "In Kentucky, we believe we have a competitive workforce that is comparable to none," said J.R. Wilhite, commissioner of the department of community development for the Kentucky cabinet for economic development. "R.R. Donnelley's decision to expand in the Danville area was influenced by their confidence in the Danville economy as well as the workforce."