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RR Donnelley Facilities Earn Recertification to VPP Star Status


Recognizes Best Safety Practices, Exceptional Safety Record and Continuous Improvement

CHICAGO, June 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) today announced that its Senatobia, Mississippi and Lynchburg, Virginia production facilities have been recertified with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Star certifications, the highest that OSHA grants, are awarded only after organizations complete an application process and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation that is conducted by a team of safety and health professionals. These VPP certifications signify the implementation of effective safety and health management systems and maintenance of injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for the printing industry.

"At RR Donnelley we believe that employee safety is the first and most important measure of operational excellence," said John Paloian, the company's Chief Operating Officer. "We are very proud that our company-wide safety performance is significantly better than the industry average and that our Senatobia and Lynchburg facilities in particular have again earned this elite distinction."

Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's Senior Vice President for EHS, Quality and Sustainability added, "It is challenging to achieve VPP Star Status for the first time but even more so to be recertified because continuous improvement is an important element in the program. Our employees continue to meet that challenge through exceptional practices and outstanding teamwork."

RR Donnelley's recently released Global Social Responsibility Report provides a more detailed overview of the company's safety performance.

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, 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 services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.

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

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