Courier Corporation and Ingram Content Group Form Strategic Relationship to Expand Publisher Services

  Courier Corporation and Ingram Content Group Form Strategic Relationship to
  Expand Publisher Services

      Companies take unified approach to offer seamless global print and
                            distribution solution

Business Wire

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- May 28, 2013

Ingram Content Group Inc. and Courier Corporation (Nasdaq: CRRC), today
announced that they will be working together to offer an array of global
content services for publisher clients. Courier will use Ingram’s
print-on-demand and digital distribution services, and Ingram will use
Courier’s printing capabilities to streamline workflow and speed delivery to
retailers and readers worldwide.

Through this relationship, Courier will now offer an expanded range of
print-on-demand and distribution services, both for its mainstream publishing
customers and for self-publishers. At the same time, Courier Publishing
imprints such as Dover Publications will use Ingram’s Print To Order channel
capabilities to make backlist titles available immediately throughout Ingram’s
global distribution network.

“Combining our expertise in process management and print production with
Ingram’s channel connections and global scale creates an extraordinary
opportunity for authors, publishers and retailers,” said Courier Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer James F. Conway III. “In today’s competitive
environment, it’s imperative to be fast, flexible and efficient in getting
content out to consumers. Thanks to our collaboration with Ingram, publishers
will have more and better choices than ever in content management, physical
and digital production, and global distribution.

“In addition, through Courier’s recent acquisition of FastPencil, thousands of
self-publishers also stand to benefit by gaining access to capabilities
previously reserved for the top of the industry.”

“Ingram is proud to work with Courier to integrate digital and print into one
seamless, effective service,” said John Ingram, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, Ingram Content Group. “Courier’s scale efficiencies combined with our
print on demand capabilities and worldwide reach will help clients achieve
global distribution in the most efficient manner possible.”

Ingram will use Courier’s capabilities to provide full-service manufacturing
and distribution to publishers through its new “Life Print” offering, which is
a one-stop service experience for publishers and their manufacturing needs.
Through “Life Print,” publishers will reduce their operational, print and
administrative costs with the fast, cost-effective and easy solution that
integrates services to meet all of publishers’ print format needs. In
addition, the service is global, taking advantage of Ingram’s print-on-demand
centers around the world and well-established logistics networks.


Courier Corporationis America’s third largest book manufacturer and a leader
in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also
publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and
thousands of titles. Founded in 1824, Courier is headquartered inNorth
Chelmsford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit


Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries
Inc. The company provides books, music and media content to over 39,000
retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More
than 26,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital
distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer
demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram’s
operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source
Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram
Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher
Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and
ICG Ventures Inc. For more information,

This news release includes forward-looking statements, including statements
relating to the continuation of the Company’s dividend for fiscal year 2013,
expansion into e-books and digital content offerings, and the Company’s
financial expectations for fiscal year 2013, including sales, EBITDA, earnings
per share and capital expenditures.Statements that describe future
expectations, plans or strategies are considered “forward-looking statements”
as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 and releases issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.The words
“believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate” and other expressions
which are predictions of or indicate future events and trends and which do not
relate to historical matters identify forward-looking statements.Such
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those currently anticipated.Factors that
could affect actual results include, among others, changes in customers’
demand for the Company’s products, including seasonal changes in customer
orders and shifting orders to lower cost regions, changes in market growth
rates, changes in raw material costs and availability, pricing actions by
competitors and other competitive pressures in the markets in which the
Company competes, consolidation among customers and competitors, insolvency of
key customers or vendors, changes in the Company’s labor relations, changes in
obligations of multiemployer pension plans, success in the execution of
acquisitions and the performance and integration of acquired businesses
including carrying value of intangible assets, restructuring and impairment
charges required under generally accepted accounting principles, changes in
operating expenses including medical and energy costs, changes in technology
including migration from paper-based books to digital, difficulties in the
start up of new equipment or information technology systems, changes in
copyright laws, changes in consumer product safety regulations, changes in
environmental regulations, changes in tax regulations, changes in the
Company’s effective income tax rate and general changes in economic
conditions, including currency fluctuations, changes in interest rates,
changes in consumer confidence, changes in the housing market, and tightness
in the credit markets. Although the Company believes that the assumptions
underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the
assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore, there can be no assurance that
the forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate.The forward-looking
statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and the Company
undertakes no obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect
subsequent events or circumstances.


For Ingram:
Keel Hunt, 615-321-3110
For Courier:
Peter M. Folger, 978-251-6000
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