R.R. Donnelley Wins Contract with Pages Jaunes, 16 billion pages
Press release from the issuing company
CHICAGO, November 21, 2002 - R.R. Donnelley has earned a three-year contract with Pages Jaunes, a subsidiary of France Telecom's Wanadoo through 2005. Under the agreement, R.R. Donnelley will produce approximately 40 telephone directory titles annually with print runs between 100,000 and 500,000 copies that will be distributed throughout France. This work represents more than 20 percent of Pages Jaunes' directory business.
Pages Jaunes, the directory-publishing arm of Wanadoo, publishes and distributes 164 different directories editions chosen by more than 540,000 advertisers for a total revenue of €751.7 millions of euros ($758.3 million U.S. dollars) in 2001. It has directory publishing operations around the world.
"As the world's largest telephone directory printer we have the global reach to build new relationships in new markets while providing distinctive services and market-focused solutions," stated Robert O'Neil senior vice president, sales, R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions. "We are very pleased with this opportunity to build a long and mutually rewarding partnership with France Telecom," added O'Neil.
"This contract was a real opportunity for Pages Jaunes to make a long term partnership with the best directory printers in Europe" said Claude Marchand, executive vice president of Pages Jaunes. "Among them, R.R. Donnelley was chosen because of their business efficiency and their well known expertise" he added.
R.R. Donnelley prepares, produces and delivers integrated communications across multiple channels for content owners, such as publishers, merchandisers, and telecommunications, financial and healthcare companies. As a single source supplying services up and down the communications value chain, the company excels in premedia, digital photography, content management, printing, Internet consulting, and print and package logistics.
With these integrated services, R.R. Donnelley helps customers increase the effectiveness of their targeted communications and delivery needs. Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., R.R. Donnelley serves a global customer market and has 31,000 employees in more than 200 locations in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific Basin.
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