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Polestar awarded three-year contract by Guardian News and Media

Press release from the issuing company

(May 19, 2008) Polestar has been awarded a three-year contract by Guardian News and Media for the production of The Observer monthly and weekly magazines. In addition, the newspaper publisher has renewed its contractual arrangements with Polestar for its Guardian Weekend supplement for a further three years.

Bob Steadman, Director of Production, Distribution and Sales at GNM, says: "We have had an excellent relationship with Polestar for a number of years, so they were an obvious choice when it came to relocating the Observer work in February. They have continued to do an excellent job since then and we are very pleased to have formalised these arrangements."

Polestar Category Director Steve Miles says: "Although our contract for the Guardian Weekend supplement was not due for renewal until the autumn, with the Observer coming on stream, it made sense to review this at the same time and make any necessary adjustments to ensure we could continue to meet the schedule requirements of all our customers. We are delighted to have strengthened our relationship with Guardian Media Group, in particular on their flagship titles."

Polestar Petty is printing the Observer Monthly supplements, which include Food, Sport, Music and Woman, whilst Polestar Varnicoat is printing the weekly Observer Magazine. The Guardian Weekend magazine is printed at Polestar Sheffield.