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Quad/Graphics Acquires Marin’s International

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Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) (“Quad/Graphics” or the “Company”) today announced it has acquired Marin’s International (“Marin’s”), a worldwide leader in the point-of-sale display industry, based in Paris, France. Marin’s is the exclusive licensee of an international patent portfolio covering a variety of display systems, including the popular Lam`a created by Francois L’Hotel that instantly pops open into position with no assembly required.

The acquisition strengthens and expands both companies’ offerings to retailers and brand marketers around the world, including major consumer packaged goods companies. Through Marin’s, Quad/Graphics clients will have additional ways to promote their products or services as part of a global brand campaign. Backed by Quad/Graphics’ financial strength and resources, Marin’s will continue developing new products and services that enhance its value in the marketplace and to its global licensee network.

“Marin’s is a successful, highly respected company whose solutions enhance our existing in-store and large-format marketing solutions,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO. “This acquisition supports our strategies to grow our business globally while enhancing our financial strength and creating shareholder value. Marin’s high-end corrugated displays complement our core print business and represent high-growth potential. The Marin’s team possesses exceptional strength and talent in structural and graphic design, and we look forward to bringing innovative ideas to the global marketplace together.”

Added Craig Faust, President of Quad/Graphics’ Commercial & Specialty group: “With Marin’s, we expand our ability to help retailers and brand marketers effectively execute campaigns anywhere in the world. In turn, we can introduce these premier companies to our leading-edge solutions, including innovative media solutions like interactive print, for further promoting brand awareness and loyalty.”

Marin’s will continue to do business under its existing name and brand mark, and operate autonomously under the direction of Jean-Michel Gaff’e, a Marin’s veteran who now serves as General Manager & President.

“Marin’s is excited to be part of a financially strong and forward-thinking company like Quad/Graphics, which shares our passion for innovation in the print space,” Gaff’e said. “Our companies are a natural and strategic fit with shared values, including taking care of employees and the clients we serve.”

Marin’s will continue to use its own European-based sales force as well as a global network of more than 30 licensees to consultatively sell its patented product portfolio. A number of these licensees in a few countries also manufacture and distribute Marin’s products. Quad/Graphics has been a major manufacturer of Marin’s displays for European markets for the past 10 years.

The acquisition was completed on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our current expectations about the Company’s future results, financial condition, revenue, earnings, free cash flow, margins, objectives, goals, strategies, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates, prospects, projections and outlook of the Company and can generally be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “foresee,” “project,” “believe,” “continue” or the negatives of these terms, variations on them and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based largely on the Company’s expectations and judgments and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and beyond our control.

The factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include, among others: the impact of significant overcapacity in the highly competitive commercial printing industry, which creates downward pricing pressure and fluctuating demand for printing services; the inability of the Company to reduce costs and improve operating efficiency rapidly enough to meet market conditions; the impact of electronic media and similar technological changes, including digital substitution by consumers; the impact of changes in postal rates, service levels or regulations; the impact of changing future economic conditions; the failure to renew long-term contracts with clients on favorable terms or at all; the failure of clients to perform under long-term contracts due to financial or other reasons or due to client consolidation; the failure to successfully identify, manage, complete and integrate acquisitions and investments; the impact of increased business complexity as a result of the Company’s entry into additional markets; the impact of fluctuations in costs (including labor-related costs, energy costs, freight rates and raw materials) and the impact of fluctuations in the availability of raw materials; the impact of regulatory matters and legislative developments or changes in laws, including changes in privacy and environmental laws; the impact on the holders of Quad/Graphics class A common stock of a limited active market for such shares and the inability to independently elect directors or control decisions due to the voting power of the class B common stock; the impact of risks associated with the operations outside of the United States; significant capital expenditures may be needed to maintain the Company’s platform and processes and to remain technologically and economically competitive; and the other risk factors identified in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such may be amended or supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Except as required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise

About Quad/Graphics

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) , a leading global printer, is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world by helping marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. With consultative ideas, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help its clients maximize the revenue they derive from their marketing spend through channel integration, and minimize their total cost of print production and distribution through a fully integrated national distribution network. The Company provides a diverse range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.

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