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R.R. DONNELLEY TO PURCHASE BOOK MANUFACTURER HADDON

 CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company (NYSE: DNY) has signed an agreement to acquire HCI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., a book manufacturer with headquarters in Scranton, Pa.
 Haddon will become a wholly owned subsidiary of R.R. Donnelley when the transaction closes, which is expected by Oct. 1. Terms were not disclosed.
 Haddon, a 100-year-old book printing firm, specializes in one- and two-color general consumer titles. The company employs more than 800 people in several Pennsylvania locations: a bindery and distribution sites in and around Scranton, less than a two-hour drive from New York City; a printing plant in Bloomsburg; and ComCom, Haddon's composition and prepress facility, in Allentown.
 "We are proud to be associated with such a fine organization," said Jerry D. Butler, president of R.R. Donnelley's Book Group. "The Haddon name is synonymous with high-quality book manufacturing and customer satisfaction. It is well-respected by publishers throughout the industry." Butler also said R.R. Donnelley plans to invest in new equipment and other facility upgrades at Haddon.
 "Teaming with R.R. Donnelley makes us a stronger company," said Thomas F. Sack, president of Haddon. "Together, we offer a wide array of services, including expertise in composition and distribution."
 R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company is a world leader in managing, reproducing and distributing print and digital information. It specializes in the production of catalogs, inserts, magazines, books, directories, financial and computer documentation. Founded in Chicago in 1864, the company employs 34,000 people in more than 150 locations worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry D. Butler, president, Book Group, 312-326-8058 or Diane M. Dunne, director, Corporate Communications, 312-326-8419, both of R.R. Donnelley; or Thomas F. Sack, president of Haddon Craftsmen, 717-348-9211/
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CO: R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company; HCI Holdings, Inc. ST: Illinois, Pennsylvania IN: PUB SU: TNM

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