Quad/Graphics Acquisition of World Color To Move Forward

Quad/Graphics Inc. and World Color Press Inc. announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective the Form S-4 Registration Statement concerning the proposed acquisition of World Color Press Inc. by Quad/Graphics Inc.

World Color Press Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders on June 25 to approve matters relating to the proposed transaction between the two companies.

World Color Press shareholders of record as of 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 17 will be mailed the proxy circular/prospectus in connection with the proposed transaction and will be entitled to vote at World Color Press Inc.’s special meeting. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of a final order of the Quebec Superior Court pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act. The hearing in respect of the final order is scheduled to take place on June 28.

If all necessary approvals are obtained and the conditions to the completion of the transaction are satisfied or waived, it is expected that the transaction will be completed in early July.

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