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R.R. DONNELLEY TO EXPAND PONTIAC PLANT FOR CRAIN TITLES

 CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company, the world's largest commercial printer, is constructing a 53,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing division in Pontiac, Ill. R.R. Donnelley purchased the magazine facility in July from Ringier America, Inc.
 The expansion will add capacity for new work, including seven titles published by Crain Communications Inc. that are currently produced in R.R. Donnelley's Chicago Division, which is still in the process of phasing out operations since Sears stopped production of its general- merchandise catalog last winter. The Pontiac addition will create 130 new jobs, some of which will be filled by employees transferring from Chicago. In addition, printng and binding equipment will be relocated to the Pontiac plant from the Chicago Division.
 "This expansion allows us to serve a long-time customer with minimal disruption," said Edward E. Lane, group president of R.R. Donnelley. "Our employees in Chicago have produced high-quality work, and I expect our people in Pontiac to continue to meet Crain's expectations."
 R.R. Donnelley prints a total of 12 publications for Crain: Advertising Age, Crain's Chicago Business, Electronic Media, Automotive News, Auto Week, Business Insurance, City & State, Pensions & Investments, Modern Health Care, Business Marketing, Radio Communications Report and Plastics News.
 R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company (NYSE: DNY) 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 now employs 34,000 people in more than 150 locations worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Larry Baker, senior vice president, specialized publishing services, 312-326-7744 or 815-844-5181; James M. Ratcliffe, vice president, corporate relations, 312-326-8030, both of Donnelley/
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