R.H. Donnelley to acquire Dex Media

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Cary, N.C.—Yellow Pages publisher R.H. Donnelley Corp announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dex Media, also a Yellow Pages publisher, for approximately $4.2 billion in stock and cash.

The combined company will be the third-largest print and Internet directory publisher in the U.S., and will operate in 28 states. Its 600 directories will have a total circulation of 73 million and serve more than 650,000 local and national advertisers.

The transaction is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2006.

—Carol Krol

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