September 7, 2011

RR Donnelley Expands Packaging Design and Production Capabilities With Acquisition of Genesis

Complements RR Donnelley's International Packaging Platform

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) today announced that it has acquired Lemont, IL based Genesis Packaging & Design Inc., a full service provider of custom packaging, including designing, printing, die cutting, finishing and assembling.

"We continue to expand our capabilities to serve our customers' packaging and merchandising needs," said John Paloian, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "The addition of Genesis complements our platform with a centrally located facility, a superb range of capabilities and deep experience. Genesis enhances our ability to serve packaged food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical companies, consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, consumer packaged goods producers, educational publishers, and a range of other customers."

Beyond packaging production, Genesis (www.genesispkg.com) offers a broad spectrum of services, including the design and production of point-of-purchase displays and signage. The operation features a range of value-added capabilities, including the ability to print and coat on the inside of packaging products, which is especially attractive to customers in the food and beverage industry.

"Genesis has built a reputation for delivering great creative services and fast, efficient production," said Vincent J. Baratta, President of Genesis Packaging. "We are delighted to bring our capabilities to RR Donnelley. We believe that our customers will be excited to take advantage of RR Donnelley's full product line and world class resources." 

RR Donnelley's international packaging services include design, print production, finishing, assembly, pack-out and other capabilities. 

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 146 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.     

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CONTACT: Media Contact:

         Doug Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President Communications:

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         Investor Contact:

         Dave Gardella, Senior Vice President Finance:

         312-326-8155

         E-mail: david.a.gardella@rrd.com
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