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RR Donnelley Completes Services and Marketing Agreement with Thieme Amsterdam for Virtual Datarooms and Financial Printing


Customers Can Draw on Combined Resources for Comprehensive Financial Printing and Dataroom Solutions in the Netherlands and Worldwide

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 16, 2008--R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD) has concluded a Services and Marketing agreement with Thieme Amsterdam, a member company of Thieme Group. The agreement, which is effective immediately, gives both companies the ability to serve customers in the Netherlands and globally with comprehensive resources, including virtual datarooms (VENUE®), translations and financial printing and communications.

Thieme Group is a leading graphics media provider in the Netherlands, offering services that include Print and Graphics, Publishing, ICT, and Communication and Design. With more than 1,500 employees, Thieme Group is the Netherlands' leading sheet-fed offset and on-demand printer and is also active in cold-set, heat-set and rotary printing. "This agreement will enable customers to use our Virtual Dataroom product, VENUE®, throughout the Netherlands and Benelux countries. In addition we will be able to offer corporate and financial services businesses in the Netherlands the ability to manage their capital markets transactions, including Virtual Datarooms and translation locally in Amsterdam, while also providing them access to RR Donnelley's global facilities," said Mark J. Williams, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for RR Donnelley's international Financial Services offering.

Freek Kleijkers, Managing Director of Thieme Amsterdam, stated, "This cooperative services agreement completes our range of financial services with the addition of translation and Virtual Dataroom services. This enables us to consolidate our position with our financial customers and also creates new opportunities. We are confident that this is a great fit to our customers' needs."

RR Donnelley's Financial Services offering comprises a network that spans 42 countries and six continents to serve the world's financial centers. RR Donnelley is the recognized leader in Asia Pacific and EMEA for the project management and printing of the region's Initial Public Offerings, mergers, equity and debt offerings, and U.S. compliance filings. RR Donnelley's Financial Services operations have passed the rigorous Type II audit of SAS 70.

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About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (NYSE: RRD) is the world's premier full-service provider of print and related services, including business process outsourcing. Founded more than 144 years ago, the company provides products and solutions in commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, labels, forms, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management to customers in the publishing, healthcare, advertising, retail, technology, financial services and many other industries. The largest companies in the world and others rely on RR Donnelley's scale, scope and insight through a comprehensive range of online tools, variable printing services and market-specific solutions.

For more information, and for RR Donnelley's Corporate Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at

About Thieme Amsterdam
Thieme Amsterdam is a high quality printer specializing in complex and high quality projects such as art books and annual reports. To ensure confidentiality of financial reports and the safe and controlled production of securities documents Thieme Amsterdam is CWA certified. Additional services are - amongst others - digital print, ID/gift cards and corporate service desks. More information can be found at

Use of Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the full cautionary statements contained in RR Donnelley's filings with the SEC. RR Donnelley disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

RR Donnelley Investor Contact:
Dan Leib
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
RR Donnelley Media Contact:
Doug Fitzgerald
Executive Vice President

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