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  • 1. Hachette Book Group USA Selects RR Donnelley For Multi-Year Production Contract NEW YORK and CHICAGO - December 19, 2007 - Hachette Book Group USA, a leading U.S. trade publisher, has announced it has signed an agreement with RR Donnelley (NYSE: RRD) for a new multi-year contract to produce its one color hardcover and softcover trade books beginning in January 2008. The agreement expands RR Donnelley’s global relationship with Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. Hachette Book Group USA’s well-known imprints include Little, Brown and Company and Grand Central Publishing. HBG annually publishes approximately 450 adult books, 150 young adult and children's books, and 60 audio book titles. In 2006, the company had a record 71 books on the New York Times bestseller list, with 17 of them ranked #1. Beth Ford, Chief Operating Officer of Hachette Book Group USA, stated: “We are pleased to align ourselves with an industry leader. RR Donnelley's reputation for reducing production cycle times, scheduling flexibility, quality, and reliability were all prime considerations in awarding them our book manufacturing work. As our primary supplier, their systems and technologies will facilitate fast and efficient production of our books in quantities from the thousands to the millions.” John Paloian, Chief Operating Officer of RR Donnelley, said: "We are deeply proud to have been selected by Hachette Book Group USA to produce its one color trade books and look forward to serving them. Our strategic commitment to combining superb craftsmanship with an efficient, flexible and responsive production platform continues to demonstrate significant value to leading publishers.” About Hachette Book Group USA Hachette Book Group USA’s product lines include adult, illustrated, religious, children’s and audio books under the Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, Yen Press and Hachette Book Group Digital Media imprints. Its bestselling authors include Ansel Adams, Marc Brown, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Kiyosaki, Walter Mosley, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Nicholas Sparks, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Paula White. About RR Donnelley RR Donnelley is the world's premier full-service provider of print and related services, including business process outsourcing. Founded more than 140 years ago, the company provides solutions in commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, forms and labels, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management to customers in the publishing, healthcare, advertising, retail, technology, financial services and many other industries. The largest companies in the
  • 2. world and others rely on RR Donnelley's scale, scope and insight through a comprehensive range of online tools, variable printing services and market-specific solutions. For more information, and for RR Donnelley's Corporate Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at http://www.rrdonnelley.com. Use of Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward- looking statements. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the full cautionary statements contained in RR Donnelley's filings with the SEC. RR Donnelley disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. ### Media Contacts: April Hattori Hachette Book Group USA (212) 364-1444 april.hattori@hbgusa.com Doug Fitzgerald RR Donnelley (630) 322-6830 doug.fitzgerald@rrd.com