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R.R. Donnelley Earns Multi-Year Contract Renewal with Bear Creek

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, Jan. 7-- R.R. Donnelley has been awarded a long-term contract renewal through 2007 with Bear Creek Corporation to print all of its standard size catalogs, including Harry and David and Jackson & Perkins. In addition to this contract extension, Bear Creek also awarded R.R. Donnelley the catalog printing work for its sister company Shaklee during 2003. Under the agreement, R.R. Donnelley's Lancaster, Pa. manufacturing plant will print all of the standard size Bear Creek catalog work. In addition to printing services, Bear Creek has also selected R.R. Donnelley Logistics to manage all catalog logistics. "R.R. Donnelley truly understands our business and our individual brands," said Nancy Tait, president of Bear Creek Corporation. "Over the course of our 25-year relationship with R.R. Donnelley, we have concluded that it's the people at R.R. Donnelley that make the difference -- they share in our commitment to delivering the highest levels of quality and service to customers." Harry and David is America's premier direct marketer of fruit, vegetables, candy and baked goods. Jackson & Perkins is America's first and largest mail- order nursery business. Bear Creek's catalogs require superb print quality and the highest degree of product matching to ensure that its customers have an accurate representation of the products they are purchasing. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build on our strong partnership with Bear Creek Corporation," said Steve Zuccarini, president, catalog and retail solutions, R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions. "We focus relentlessly on understanding Bear Creek's business so that we can develop precise solutions that help them build their valuable brands, capitalize on their reputation for superior quality and maintain their distinction in the marketplace." Bear Creek Corporation, located on a 50-plus acre campus, is the largest employer in Southern Oregon. With more than $500 million in sales and headquartered in Medford, Ore., it is one of the nation's leading direct marketers, employing several thousand people in Medford; Wasco and Somis, Calif.; Hebron, Ohio; as well as in its stores in states across the country. Bear Creek Corporation companies include Harry and David, the nation's largest direct marketer of gourmet fruit and food gifts; Harry and David Stores; Jackson & Perkins, a leading direct marketer of roses and gardening products; and Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, a wholesale rose and garden company.