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Valassis Names Chief Technology Officer

Press release from the issuing company

LIVONIA, Mich., May 10 -- Valassis, the leading company in marketing services and Connective Media, announced today the naming of John Lieblang to the newly created role of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In this position, Lieblang will be responsible for all of the company's technology projects, initiatives and improvements, as well as business process reengineering. "Technology, data insights and electronic communication are integral components of our growth strategy," said Alan F. Schultz, Valassis Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "John brings a perspective that will enhance our existing initiatives and expand the potential for technology-based products and services." Lieblang's experience in integrating business, management and technology will assist Valassis in aligning business and technology goals to improve the development and execution of integrated solutions and capitalize on external opportunities. Lieblang brings 27 years of experience with over 10 years as a senior- level executive. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of LogicaCMG, an internationally known information technology services company, where he led efforts throughout North America and internationally. Throughout his career, Lieblang has held various positions including eight years as Partner and Vice President at Cap Gemini Ernst and Young. He also performed several information technology roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.