Quad/Graphics to Expand East Coast Commingling Operations

  Quad/Graphics to Expand East Coast Commingling Operations

Expansion Will Enhance Postal Savings Opportunities for Direct Mail Marketers

Business Wire

SUSSEX, Wis. -- March 3, 2014

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD), is strengthening its market leading direct
marketing platform with a multimillion-dollar expansion of its East Coast
commingling center in Westampton, N.J. The expansion includes six new
state-of-the-art letter sorters housed in newly leased space that will enhance
clients’ postal savings opportunities and mail delivery efficiencies.

“Given the recent exigent postal rate increase, marketers are more pressured
than ever to find solutions to offset their total cost of production and
distribution without having to cut into important sales and revenue-generation
activities such as prospecting,” said Steve Jaeger, President of Direct
Marketing for Quad/Graphics. “Direct mail remains one of the most effective
channels for engaging consumers and driving response and our expanded
commingling platform helps marketers optimize delivery of this powerful print
channel to achieve their business goals.”

The commingling process merges individual letter-size mail pieces from
multiple clients into a single mailstream that qualifies for U.S. Postal
Service presort discounts and dropship savings. The process appends mail
pieces with an Intelligent Mail (IMb) barcode to qualify for the most
advantageous postage rates while also giving marketers the ability to track
their campaigns at the per-piece level. Quad/Graphics’ massive commingling
volumes drive the greatest possible postal savings while speeding in-home
delivery predictably and efficiently.

“Commingling makes sense for our clients,” Jaeger added. “Mailers who wouldn’t
qualify for reduced postage because of the size of their mail file can realize
sizable savings when part of our multi-million-piece pool.”

Quad/Graphics opened its East Coast commingling center in April 2013. To date,
the center has been located within the company’s state-of-the-art direct mail
production facility in Westampton, N.J. The new center – a five-minute drive
from the existing direct mail production facility – will start up in April
2014 and is expected to be fully operational in the third quarter.

Quad/Graphics’ East Coast commingling center is complemented by a Midwest
commingling center in New Berlin, Wis., just west of Milwaukee.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things,
our current expectations about the Company’s future results, financial
condition, revenue, earnings, free cash flow, margins, objectives, goals,
strategies, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates, prospects, projections and
outlook of the Company and can generally be identified by the use of words or
phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,”
“plan,” “foresee,” “project,” “believe,” “continue,” or the negatives of these
terms, variations on them and other similar expressions. These forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed
in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
are based largely on Quad/Graphics’ expectations and judgments and are subject
to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and
beyond our control. The factors that could cause actual results to materially
differ include, among others, the risks identified in Quad/Graphics most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such may be amended or supplemented by
subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by the federal
securities laws, Quad/Graphics undertakes no obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Media Contact:
Quad/Graphics
Claire Ho, 414-566-2955
Director of Corporate Communications
Claire.Ho@qg.com
 
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