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RR Donnelley to Acquire Consolidated Graphics for $620 Million

Press release from the issuing company

Further Expands RR Donnelley's Digital Print, Commercial Print, Direct Mail, Large and Grand Format Printing, Packaging, Print Management and Integrated Communication Solutions Offerings 

CHICAGO and HOUSTON - R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Consolidated Graphics, Inc. jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement by which RR Donnelley will acquireConsolidated Graphics, a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions. The agreement has been unanimously approved by each company's Board of Directors.

Under the terms of the transaction, Consolidated Graphics shareholders will receive a combination of $34.44 in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 1.651 RR Donnelley shares for each outstanding share of Consolidated Graphics they own or $62 per share based on RR Donnelley'sclosing share price on October 23rd. This consideration represents a transaction value of approximately $620 million, plus the assumption ofConsolidated Graphics' net debt.

The acquisition is expected to be both deleveraging and accretive to RR Donnelley's non-GAAP earnings per diluted share within 12 months following the closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2014. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval and approval of Consolidated Graphics' shareholders. Simultaneously with signing the definitive merger agreement, Consolidated Graphics' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Joe R. Davis entered into a voting agreement, under which he agreed to vote his shares in favor of the approval of the merger agreement. Mr. Davis' shares currently represent approximately 16.5% of Consolidated Graphics' outstanding shares.          

"Consolidated Graphics is an exceptional fit with RR Donnelley and we are delighted to welcome them to our organization," said Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This strategic combination will complement the RR Donnelley platform and further enhance our ability to provide integrated communications solutions for our valued clients across all industry verticals."

"Consolidated Graphics' success is due to our outstanding employees and their ability to provide the service and responsiveness of a local printing company while offering customers the flexible solutions and competitive pricing available from our wide network," stated Joe R. Davis, Consolidated Graphics' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our customers will benefit significantly from RR Donnelley's broad range of printing capabilities and our combined geographic footprint. RR Donnelley's customers will benefit from the planned adoption ofConsolidated Graphics' local service model for all of its commercial printing group."

RR Donnelley will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss the transaction today, October 24, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time(9:00 a.m. Eastern Time). Individuals wishing to participate must register in advance at http://www.meetme.net/rrd. After registering, participants will receive a dial-in number, a passcode, and a personal identification number (PIN) that is used to uniquely identify their presence and automatically join them into the audio conference. A webcast replay will be archived on the Company's web site for 30 days after the call. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available for seven days at 630.652.3042, passcode 5278179#.


By Scott Feldman on Oct 24, 2013

Scary, the consolidation of Consolidated.


By David Straub on Oct 24, 2013

The result will be Flint Group surpassing Sun Chemical as the #1 ink company in sales on the globe.


By Pete Basiliere on Oct 25, 2013

RRD will remain a behemoth in its markets and will be roughly 2/3 the revenue of Dai Nippon and Toppan Printing with their diverse product offerings. Which says a lot about the nature of the largest "printing companies'" product lines today.



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