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R.R. Donnelley Earns Multi-year Contract Extension with American Media, Inc.

Press release from the issuing company

Media publishing giant extends relationship based on service, reliability CHICAGO, July 31, 2002 - R.R. Donnelley has been awarded a long-term contract extension to continue printing 10 magazines for American Media Inc. (AMI) including National Enquirer, Star, Globe, Sun, Examiner, Weekly World News, Country Weekly, Auto World magazine, Country Music magazine, Mira! and all of AMI's special issues under one agreement for production through the year 2015. Print services will continue to be provided through R.R. Donnelley's nationwide integrated network of print facilities. "Our goal is to align ourselves with a reliable partner like R.R. Donnelley that understands our business, our needs for quality and knows the importance of adhering to stringent deadlines," said John Miley, executive vice president, chief financial officer, American Media, Inc. "They've proven their commitment by consistently delivering the quality and service levels that we need to be successful. We're pleased to continue our partnership with R.R. Donnelley." "We are very proud of the strong partnership we have with American Media," said Daniel L. Knotts, president, magazine industry, R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions. "This contract extension is a testament to our service, quality and delivery performance across our integrated network of plants all focused on the needs of AMI. This is a perfect example of our team leveraging their intimate knowledge of a customer's needs to find solutions that not only supports but enhances their business."