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THE READER'S DIGEST ASSOCIATION, INC. Readers Digest Road Pleasantville, NY 10570-7000

March 6, 2007

Dear Record Stockholder of The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.: In accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of November 16, 2006, among RDA Holding Co. (formerly known as Doctor Acquisition Holding Co.), a Delaware corporation ("Parent"), Doctor Acquisition Co., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent ("Sub"), and The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), effective March 2, 2007, Sub has merged with and into the Company (the "Merger") and the Company is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent. As a result of the Merger, and subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, your shares of Company common stock, par value $.01 per share, held at the close of business on March 2, 2007 automatically converted into a right to receive a cash payment of $17.00 per share, without interest. Please promptly follow the instructions on the enclosed Letter of Transmittal from our Paying Agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, to receive the cash Merger consideration payable with respect to your shares of Company common stock. The completed Letter of Transmittal, together with the Company common stock certificates being surrendered, should be returned to the paying agent, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company in the enclosed envelope, or to the address below. By Hand or Overnight to: American Stock Transfer and Trust Company Operations Center Attn: Reorganization Department 6201 ­ 15th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 By Mail to: American Stock Transfer and Trust Company Operations Center Attn: Reorganization Department PO Box 2042 New York, NY 10272-2042 If you have any questions about responding to this request, please call American Stock Transfer and Trust Company at (877) 248-6417 or (718) 921-8317. Sincerely yours, THE READER'S DIGEST ASSOCIATION, INC.

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