LOS ALAMITOS, CA (May 2, 2018) – LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) and Trend Offset Printing announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Trend to acquire LSC’s retail offset printing facilities. Newspaper inserts, which are traditionally used by retailers to advertise promotional offers, are the main product produced on LSC’s retail offset assets. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the second quarter.
Anthony Lienau, Chairman of the Board of Trend Offset, commented, “This acquisition will further Trend’s commitment to the retail sector of our business. Trend Offset is dedicated to providing all clients with great customer service, superior quality and increasing speed to market across all of our plants and platforms. We look forward to providing a smooth transition for customers and employees alike.”
John Coyle, President of LSC’s Catalog and Retail business, commented, “LSC’s priority is to create a seamless transition for our retail offset clients. With Trend as a strong leader in retail offset printing and LSC’s continued focus on our key growth areas, such as new technologies, digital solutions, postal optimization and logistic services, this direction will provide the greatest opportunity for both companies to deliver even more value for our clients.”
About Trend Offset Printing
Founded in 1986, Trend Offset Printing is a full-service commercial printing company, with revenue in excess of $300 million annually and growing. Trend has facilities in California, Texas and Florida producing a wide range of products in the publishing, retail, and direct mail industries.
About LSC Communications
With a rich history of industry experience, innovative solutions and service reliability, LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world. With advanced technology and a consultative approach, LSC’s supply chain solutions meet the needs of each business by getting their content into the right hands as efficiently as possible.
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