A strategic alliance between two well-known Waseca printing companies was announced today. Brown Printing Company, the third largest magazine and catalog printer in the nation, and Clear Lake Press, a supplier of magazine, catalog and direct mail components for twenty five years, have agreed to commence a strategic alliance, pooling their respective strengths and resources in order to better serve their customers and prospects with a more comprehensive suite of printing solutions.

Dan Nitz, President of Clear Lake Press, stated, “This alliance is important for both companies. Brown and Clear Lake Press will become stronger in their respective niches by working together and will be able to serve existing and prospective customers more efficiently.”

Mike Amundson, CEO of Brown Printing added, “The ability for Brown Printing to continually improve and expand its array of print and marketing solutions is critical to our continued success in the very competitive markets we serve. Entering into an alliance with Clear Lake Press will allow us to better serve our customers and make it easier and more cost efficient for them to do business with us.”

To facilitate expected alliance synergies, Dan Nitz will join Brown Printing in June as the Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Distribution. Chris Waldron, current Director of Operations for Clear Lake Press, will assume Nitz’s leadership responsibilities at Clear Lake Press.

About Brown Printing Company

Brown Printing Company (www.bpc.com) proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and integrated digital solutions. Founded in 1957, Brown is a Bertelsmann/Gruner + Jahr owned company. Brown’s proven stability, world class quality, state-of- the-art

technology and superior customer service make Brown Printing the ideal partner for your media needs.

About Clear Lake Press

Clear Lake Press (www.clearlakepress.com) is in its 25th year of business in Waseca, MN as a full service commercial printer producing magazine, catalog and direct mail components for a national customer base of magazine and catalog publishers and printers, direct mail producers and other corporate and organizational clients. Enjoying a reputation for excellent customer service, quality and on-time delivery, the company has attracted and maintained a loyal customer base. Clear Lake Signs and Clear Lake Apparel are divisions of the company dedicated to serving additional graphics needs of its customers and prospects.

Jennifer Bergin

Vice President Marketing

Reach reporter Jennifer Holt at 837-5446, or follow her on Twitter at @WCNjennifer

Reach reporter Jennifer Holt at 837-5446, or follow her on Twitter at @WCNjennifer

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