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JOSTENS NAMES LEA TO NEW QUALITY POST

 MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens Inc. (NYSE: JOS) today said Gregory S. Lea, who helped lead IBM's Rochester, Minn., operations to a Baldrige award, has joined the company as corporate vice president of total quality management.
 In the newly created position, Lea's initial responsibility is to lead a companywide reengineering effort aimed at streamlining and improving work processes. He also is responsible for the company's quality improvement strategies.
 Lea reports to Robert C. Buhrmaster, president and chief operating officer, and is based at Jostens' corporate headquarters in Minneapolis.
 Lea joins Jostens from IBM, where he held a series of financial, operations and quality positions during a 19-year career. Most recently, he was director of market driven quality for IBM's AS/400 division, a $4 billion worldwide business.
 He was a member of the executive team that prepared IBM Rochester's winning entry for the 1990 Malcolm Baldrige quality award.
 Lea is on the board of directors of the Quality and Productivity Management Association and the Minnesota Council for Quality, and is a member of the American Society for Quality Control. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mankato (Minn.) State University.
 Jostens is a leading provider of products and services for the youth, education, sports award and recognition markets. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "JOS" and last year reported sales of $915 million.
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 /CONTACT: Kevin Whalen of Jostens, 612-830-3251/
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