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Valassis Wins Five Gold Ink Awards in 16th Annual Competition

Press release from the issuing company

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 27 -- Valassis, the leading company in marketing services and Connective Media(TM), has been recognized for its outstanding achievement in print with a Silver, Bronze and three Pewter Gold Ink Awards. The Gold Ink competition is North America's most prestigious print competition and is co-sponsored by Printing Impressions and PrintMedia magazines. This year's entries competed with over 1,600 pieces across 45 categories to gain recognition. Winning entries exhibited superior print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect. "The Gold Ink awards are the most esteemed form of recognition in the printing industry," said William F. Hogg Jr., Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Customer Operations. "Not only do they honor the teams who have created the pieces, they also help set Valassis ahead in the industry by displaying our dedication to superior print quality and product effectiveness." The following winners are from the company's Livonia, Mich. Anderson Printing Division (APD) and were recognized in the Newspaper Insert category: Silver Award - Armor All "Just Wipe" Jon Dixon of Livonia, Ed Leonard of Detroit, Floyd Humphrey of Detroit, Rhonda Mudry of Westland and Scott Henson of Westland Bronze Award - Kraft Food & Family Dave Warchuck of Macomb, Ed Splan of Livonia, John Kasperek of Garden City, Ed Escobar of Livonia and Laura Gwisdala of Garden City Pewter Award - Sherwin Williams "Color & Style" Chris Ciesielski of Canton, Ron Miller of Westland, Scot Klee of Howell, Mike Letasz of Garden City and Brad Bowman of Wyandotte Pewter Award - San Francisco Music Box Company Jerry Gogola of Pinckney, Greg Spehar of Plymouth, Dave Weed of Westland, Cordell Sealie of Romulus and Issam El-Jelailati of Dearborn Pewter Award - Papa Romano's "For Mom" Dave Warchuck of Macomb, Ron Miller of Westland, John Kasperek of Garden City, Ed Escobar of Livonia and Laura Gwisdala of Garden City To view the winning pieces, go to http://www.valassis.com . Valassis will be honored at the Annual Gold Ink Award Banquet Sept. 29, 2003 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information please visit http://www.goldink.com.