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RR Donnelley Printing Operation Recertified for OSHA's VPP Star Status


Recognized For Exceptional Safety Processes, Performance And Continuous Improvement

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2009-- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD) announced today that its Roanoke, Virginia production facility has been recertified with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Star certification is the highest that OSHA grants and is awarded only after a comprehensive on-site evaluation and confirmation that the facility’s injury and illness rates are below the industry average nationwide.

On a global basis, RR Donnelley’s safety performance outperforms the industry average by more than 50%, as measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Recordable Case Rates.

“To earn recertification is especially challenging because continuous improvement is integral to the evaluation,” said Daniel Knotts, RR Donnelley Group President. “Working from a starting point that was already exceptional, our Roanoke employees improved their safety performance to an even higher level. We have always regarded safety as the number one indicator of operational excellence and we are delighted that our Roanoke facility has been recognized with this important certification.”

According to Michael Manzella, Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety & Quality, “Roanoke is one of several RR Donnelley facilities to have achieved VPP status. Our employees do an exceptional job of following and enhancing the processes that guide us as we strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace environment across the world.”

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

Use of Forward-Looking Statements
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RR Donnelley Investor Contact:
Dan Leib
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
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Executive Vice President

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