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RR Donnelley Joins Innovative Program to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Greenhouse Emissions


Enters SmartWay(SM) Transport Partnership With Highest Score EPA Awards

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD - News) announced today that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary SmartWay Transport Partnership and will enter the program with the highest score available. RR Donnelley’s performance metrics demonstrate that its leading print Logistics operations have been identifying and using carriers that practice fuel savings strategies and actively evaluate and employ emerging technologies.

John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer, stated, “The important energy saving initiatives that we are pursuing in our manufacturing and distribution operations, our international Forest Stewardship Council certifications and this innovative SmartWay program all reflect our commitment to sustainability across the breadth of the supply chain. Increasing fuel efficiency serves the twin goals of improving cost effectiveness and environmental outcomes.”

SmartWay Transport is a voluntary collaboration between freight industry participants and the EPA that establishes incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. By 2012, this initiative aims to reduce between 33 - 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions per year. At the same time, the initiative will result in fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually.

“We look forward to this collaboration with the EPA. Though we have already achieved a superb performance rating, we strive for continuous improvement,” said Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley’s Senior Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality. “Employing best-practices benefits our customers, shareholders, employees and all of the communities in which RR Donnelley people live and work.”

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 140 years ago, the company provides 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, visit the company's web site at

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RR Donnelley Investor Contact:
Dan Leib
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
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