The assets of Eau Claire Press Co., a fourth- and fifth-generation, family-owned media company based in Eau Claire, Wis., has been sold to family-owned Adams Publishing Group, which is based in Minneapolis and chaired by Stephen Adams. The sale included a full-service commercial printing division called Leader Printing, The Leader-Telegram daily newspaper, The Country Today weekly agricultural newspaper, the Chippewa Valley Review shopper publication and various related websites. All of The Eau Claire Press Co.’s existing employees are reportedly being offered employment and benefits with Adams Publishing Group. Adams Publishing Group owns and operates newspapers and printing plants in 11 states and is a division of the Adams Office, which owns and operates a number of other businesses, including Adams Outdoor, Fairway Outdoor, Adams Radio Group, Good Sam/Camping World, as well as wineries and vineyards in the United States and Europe. Focused on local community news and advertising products, Adams already owns 63 community newspapers, 18 advertising shoppers, 20 specialty publications and 81 associated websites. It acquired five newspaper publishing companies in 2016 alone. Click Read More below for additional detail.
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it has published the fourth edition of its complimentary “Guide to Effective Proxies” designed to assist organizations in optimizing their shareholder communications as they work to transform proxy statements from traditional compliance documents to more compelling shareholder communication pieces.
The Guide features a large selection of styles, devices and formats to aid companies in the complete design and development of proxy statements that proactively engage investors while meeting the company’s proxy-related objectives and strict regulatory requirements. The Guide represents a unique tool that reflects how leading companies today are communicating their proxy stories and how new trends in formats and features are influencing investor expectations.
“In the current environment of ‘Say on Pay’ and heightened levels of activism, companies are increasingly making determined efforts to effectively communicate their Board and corporate governance story, as well as their executive compensation story. Companies today are using visual and navigational devices to draw the reader to key content; including information about the company’s Board, its corporate governance, performance and compensation,” said Ron Schneider, Director of Corporate Governance Services at RR Donnelley.
The “Guide to Effective Proxies” covers a broad range of proxy statement topics, from the use of branded cover pages for optimal impact, to the use of graphics and other visual treatments to highlight and explain important data points and trends, including timely topics such as pay for performance alignment.
“RR Donnelley is a leader in proxy statement and financial communications design and printing,” stated Craig Clay, Executive Vice President of RR Donnelley. “We are pleased to offer our clients expertise in an area where they are seeking additional guidance and insight. This Guide will help our clients create forward-thinking shareholder communications that fit their communications objectives and messaging style.”