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RR Donnelley Recognized as Top Technology Innovator in 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100

CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it ranked 47th on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 list. The InformationWeek Elite 100 is one of the industry's most prestigious rankings designed to honor the most innovative organizations that are applying information technology in creative and unconventional ways to deliver extraordinary business value.

Now in its 27th year, InformationWeek research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. To be ranked within the InformationWeek Elite 100, an organization must demonstrate a pattern of technological, procedural, and organizational innovation, as judged by InformationWeek editors.

"Innovative technology is the key driver of change in our industry, and it has allowed us to differentiate ourselves as a leading integrated communications services provider," commented Ken O'Brien, RR Donnelley's Chief Information Officer. "Innovation is critical for our customers, so it is especially gratifying to be included as a leading technology innovator in the InformationWeek Elite 100."

With a global patent portfolio of over 700 patents in areas such as print and digital imaging, RR Donnelley continues to develop and deliver innovative communication solutions that merge print and digital for optimized communications. Among the RR Donnelley technology innovations considered in the evaluation were printed electronics, radio frequency identification tags, mobile barcodes, augmented reality and high-speed digital color personalized printing. With the blending of these technologies into unique solutions, RR Donnelley supports the communication objectives of customers by providing dynamic, interactive communications experiences with their customers.

"We are particularly pleased to be sharing a place on this list with so many of our esteemed customers," said Dan Knotts, Chief Operating Officer of RR Donnelley. "The shared priority we place on the application of innovative technologies allows us to successfully support customers with a complete suite of IT-driven creative services, data analytics, innovative manufacturing, and mobile solutions that optimize our customers' evolving omni-channel communication strategies."

Additional details on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 is available online at http://www.informationweek.com/elite100.

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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CONTACT: Media Contact: Phyllis Burgee, Director Communications: Tel: +1 630-322-6093 E-mail: phyllis.burgee@rrd.com Investor Contact: Dave Gardella, Senior Vice President Finance: Tel: +1 312-326-8155 E-mail: david.a.gardella@rrd.comSource:RR Donnelley