Quad Expands and Extends Agreement to Print and Distribute USA WEEKEND
Additional volume and expanded distribution services are included
SUSSEX, WI, September 27, 2012 – Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD), announced today that ithas expanded and extended its agreement with Gannett Co., Inc., to print copies of USA WEEKEND, a Sunday magazine inserted into 700+ newspapers weekly. The new, longer-term multiyear agreement will include additional incremental print volume beginning in 2016, as well as additional freight, logistics and distribution services volume.
“USA WEEKEND has an impressive reach and impact with a circulation of more than 22 million copies,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO. “Under this new agreement, Quad/Graphics will continue to print the major portion of those copies, using a new manufacturing plan that optimizes all the strengths of our industry-leading gravure printing network. We are picking up additional future volume and we look forward to a growing service relationship with Gannett.”
J. Austin Ryan, Senior Vice President of Operations for Gannett Publishing Services, said the new agreement with Quad/Graphics offers multiple improvements to the manufacturing and distribution model. “Quad configured a new and improved services platform that will provide significant savings in time and money for us,” Ryan said. “We appreciate Quad/Graphics partnering with us to improve this aspect of our business.”
About USA WEEKEND
USA WEEKEND Magazine is an award-winning publication with a circulation of 22.6 million and a readership of 49.2 million carried in more than 700 newspapers. It is an operating unit of Gannett Company, Inc. (www.gannett.com), an international news and information company that publishes USA TODAY with headquarters in McLean, Va.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis. (just west of Milwaukee), the Company has approximately 22,000 full-time equivalent employees working from more than 50 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. As a printing industry innovator, Quad/Graphics (www.QG.com) is redefining the power of print in today’s multimedia world by helping its clients use print as the foundation of multichannel communications strategies to drive their top-line revenues.
Claire Ho, Quad/Graphics, 414-566-2955, Claire.Ho@qg.com
Investor Relations Contact:
Kelly Vanderboom, Quad/Graphics, 414-566-2464, Kelly.Vanderboom@qg.com