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LAKESIDE BOOK COMPANY ACQUIRES PHOENIX COLOR

Acquisition streamlines print supply chain for publishers and provides Lakeside with the most comprehensive product portfolio available in the book manufacturing industry

WARRENVILLE, Ill., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lakeside Book Company (“Edge of the lake“) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Phoenix Color Corp. (“Phoenix“) of ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) (“ALJ”). Phoenix is a specialist printer of book components, children’s books and other print-related products with printing facilities in Indiana and Maryland. In addition to making books, Edge of the lake provides distribution, sales and marketing services, as well as intellectual property and brand protection technologies to book publishers. With this acquisition, Edge of the lake customers will have access to the broadest portfolio of products, services and solutions available in the industry.

Phoenix will operate as a division of Lakeside Book Company. Dave McCree, On the edge of the lake Chief Executive Officer, will lead the combined business. Marc Rischformer executive chairman of Phoenix, will support the company through the integration and will remain with ALJ. President Phoenix Jean Carbone retires from the company as Phoenix begins this new era as a division of Edge of the lake.

Phoenix has been a leading supplier to publishing houses for over forty years. I would like to thank Marc and John for their leadership, which helped win Phoenix its position as the industry standard for quality and service. We will uphold this reputation and are delighted to welcome the exceptional Phoenix team to our family at Lakeside Book Company,” McCree said.

“Less than a year ago, we opened a new chapter for our historic business, renaming our company to Edge of the lake and building on our heritage as a go-to partner for publishers large and small. Our new name marked the beginning of a new era for our business – one of growth, continuous improvement and a renewed commitment to providing the best in print and fulfillment services. bringing Phoenix in the Lakeside Book Company is the next step toward realizing that vision,” said McCree.

The complementary service offerings and scale achieved through this acquisition will benefit publishing customers through one-stop book and cover printing. This improvement in print supply chain efficiency will be achieved through streamlined order processing, scheduling and speed of delivery.

About Lakeside

In 1864, RR Donnelley started out as a partner in a small Chicago printing business. In the years that followed, he built the company into one of the largest and most trusted print service providers in the world. Over the decades, the company has continually expanded its services, and in 2016, LSC Communications was formed to offer specialized solutions for publishers, brands, retailers and merchandisers. In 2020 Atlas Holdings acquired LSC Communications and in 2021 renamed its Books division Lakeside Book Company. The company’s mission statement states, “We are committed to creating meaningful books and services. We take pride in the challenge of realizing the visions of our customers.” For more information, please visit www.lakesidebookcompany.com.

SOURCE Lakeside Book Company