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NewspaperDirect Expands Service in United Kingdom

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--Sept. 24, 2003-- NewspaperDirect, a technology company specializing in the global delivery and local printing of same-day editions of newspapers from around the world, in partnership with Menzies Distribution, will expand and enhance its service offering in the UK. The launch will be in London on 22 September 2003, with expansion into Scotland over the next several months. Menzies is a leading UK wholesaler and distributor of news and associated products handling over 50 million newspapers and magazines every week. This new initiative will be added to Menzies' portfolio of award winning services through Jones Yarrell & Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in direct-to-user product distribution. This agreement and subsequent launch activities will leverage the opportunity to rapidly grow sales of "same day print editions" from NewspaperDirect's catalogue of more than 180 newspaper titles. Titles ranging from Los Angeles Times (USA) to Shanghai Daily News (China), and Aftenposten (Norway) to Manila Times (Philippines), can now be laser printed locally in the convenient A3 format. "By partnering with Menzies Group, a pre-eminent distributor in the UK, we gain selling expertise and coverage that positions us for rapid growth in one of the world's key newspaper markets," said NewspaperDirect Vice President of Sales & Marketing Richard K. Miller. "We see NewspaperDirect as a key element of the future strategy and expansion of the global newspaper sales opportunity," added Jones, Yarrell & Company Limited Managing Director Graham Thomas, "We are confident that this technology and NewspaperDirect's experience will enable us to expand our newspaper sales."