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RR Donnelley Publishes "Guide to Effective Proxies" 4th Edition to Aid in Optimizing Shareholder Communications


CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it has published the fourth edition of its complimentary "Guide to Effective Proxies" designed to assist organizations in optimizing their shareholder communications as they work to transform proxy statements from traditional compliance documents to more compelling shareholder communication pieces.

The Guide features a large selection of styles, devices and formats to aid companies in the complete design and development of proxy statements that proactively engage investors while meeting the company's proxy-related objectives and strict regulatory requirements. The Guide represents a unique tool that reflects how leading companies today are communicating their proxy stories and how new trends in formats and features are influencing investor expectations.

"In the current environment of ‘Say on Pay' and heightened levels of activism, companies are increasingly making determined efforts to effectively communicate their Board and corporate governance story, as well as their executive compensation story. Companies today are using visual and navigational devices to draw the reader to key content; including information about the company's Board, its corporate governance, performance and compensation," said Ron Schneider, Director of Corporate Governance Services at RR Donnelley.

The "Guide to Effective Proxies" covers a broad range of proxy statement topics, from the use of branded cover pages for optimal impact, to the use of graphics and other visual treatments to highlight and explain important data points and trends, including timely topics such as pay for performance alignment.

"RR Donnelley is a leader in proxy statement and financial communications design and printing," stated Craig Clay, Executive Vice President of RR Donnelley. "We are pleased to offer our clients expertise in an area where they are seeking additional guidance and insight. This Guide will help our clients create forward-thinking shareholder communications that fit their communications objectives and messaging style."

The complimentary Guide is available for download in PDF format from the RR Donnelley website at:

About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.

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