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Quad/Graphics makes Fortune magazine list

January 17, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Outstanding employee benefits and a unique corporate culture have landed printer Quad/Graphics, a Martinsburg employer since 1997, on Fortune magazine's 2006 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to a prepared release.

The list and related stories are in the Jan. 23 issue of Fortune, available on newsstands Jan. 16, and at www.fortune.com.

"This is prestigious recognition and a tremendous tribute to what my father (Founder Harry V. Quadracci) and all of us have worked so hard to build over the years a company by employees, for employees," said Quad/Graphics President & Chief Operating Officer Joel Quadracci. "I find it particularly meaningful this year as we prepare to celebrate our company's milestone 35th anniversary on July 13."

Fortune's annual list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute, ranks Quad/Graphics No. 75 overall and No. 25 out of the 38 large companies that made the ranking.

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It cites, among other areas of excellence, the printer's family-oriented atmosphere.

Candidate companies were rated on the Great Place to Work Trust Index, a scoring system that evaluates a company's workplace culture, pay and benefits programs, demographics and employee sentiment. Two-thirds of the overall score was based on direct survey feedback from up to 400 randomly selected employees, and included an evaluation of employees' trust in management, pride in their work and sense of camaraderie.

The other one-third of the score was based on a company-supplied culture audit.

Approximately 500 companies participated in this year's competition. To be eligible, companies had to be at least 7 years old and have a minimum of 1,000 employees.

Quad/Graphics shares the honor with such other companies as Starbucks, American Express, Microsoft, IKEA and Nike.

Quad/Graphics is the largest privately held printer of magazines, catalogs and other commercial products in the Western Hemisphere, and the third largest printer - public or private - in the nation.

With headquarters in Sussex, Wis., the company provides services ranging from front-end design and photography through digital imaging, printing, list management, finishing and dependable distribution.

The company, with print-production facilities on three continents, has annual sales of $1.9 billion.

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