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RR Donnelley Acquires LibreDigital; Extends e-Reader Services Into Book, Magazine and Newspaper Segments

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company today announced that it has acquired Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, a leading provider of digital content distribution, e-reading software, content conversion, data analytics and business intelligence services to book, magazine and newspaper publishers as well as to e-reader device providers.

"Through acquisitions and new product development we continue to extend RR Donnelley's reach across the breadth of the supply chain," said Thomas J. Quinlan III, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Adding LibreDigital's proven, innovative capabilities to our digital content creation and delivery platform will enable us to offer our publishing, retail, e-reader provider and other customers an even broader selection of services."

LibreDigital (www.libredigital.com) is a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals and today supports the e-reading supply chain with electronic preparation, distribution and engagement services. LibreDigital is a leading provider of e-content to more than 40 e-commerce sites, including those of leading tablet providers. LibreDigital's platform also enables publishers to market and sell digital content direct to the end consumer. Customers include leading publishers as well as manufacturers and marketers of standalone, tablet and mobile e-reading devices.

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