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Harlequin Responds To Complaint

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Harlequin Responds To Complaint15:16 EDT Thursday, July 19, 2012TORONTO, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin announced today that they have been made aware of a class action lawsuit brought against them by three former authors.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/NY62394LOGO) The publisher wishes to make clear that this is the first it has heard of the proceedings and that a complaint has not yet been served."Our authors have been recompensed fairly and properly for their work, and we will be defending ourselves vigorously," said Donna Hayes, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Harlequin.About HarlequinHarlequin is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin's website is located at Harlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York, London and Sydney. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com.SOURCE HarlequinFor further information: Katherine Orr, Vice President, Public Relations, +1-416-445-5860