RR Donnelley Named Company of the Year in the Gravure Management Excellence Awards

CHICAGO, March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it has been named Company of the Year in the 2014 Gravure Management Excellence Awards presented by the Gravure Association of the Americas. The Gravure Association of the Americas is the leading marketing, educational and technical resource for the gravure industry. RR Donnelley also won awards in the categories of Employee Safety, Environmental Sustainability, and Employee Development.

"We are very pleased to be recognized with these important awards," stated Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our continued focus on safety and the effectiveness of our employees, and being mindful of our environmental impact in the communities in which we reside are among our top priorities and key factors in RR Donnelley's ability to serve our customers."

The Gravure Management Excellence Awards program was established to recognize leadership and management excellence in the gravure industry within the Americas and globally. RR Donnelley uses the gravure printing process to print leading consumer magazines, catalogs and retail advertising inserts.

"Safety is our first and most important measure of operational excellence. Our commitment is reflected in an OSHA recordable case rate that is 60% below the industry average," stated Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's Sr. Vice President of Environmental Health, Safety & Quality and Chief Sustainability Officer. "Further, sustainability does not involve making a choice between being cost effective and environmentally conscious. It integrates the two."

Tom Carroll, RR Donnelley's Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer commented, "We are doing great things in the areas of employee development, retention, and advancement, and it is wonderful to be recognized. The problem solving, craft skills and leadership opportunities we provide our employees allow them to serve as mentors to their coworkers, foster operational excellence and produce high quality products for our customers."

RR Donnelley will be honored in the spring issue of Gravure Magazine, which will be published in early May.

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.

For more information, and for RR Donnelley's Global Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at http://www.rrdonnelley.com.

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