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Donnelley: Top Printer on Fortune List of Most Admired Companies

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, February 6, 2001 -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company [NYSE: DNY] is the most admired printing company in America, according to Fortune magazine's annual survey of business leaders, "America's Most Admired Companies." R.R. Donnelley also placed in the top 20 percent of all companies in the survey, scheduled for publication in the magazine's February 19 issue. "R.R. Donnelley is committed to revolutionizing communications effectiveness by partnering with customers to build their businesses and brands. This recognition reinforces the value of our integrated communications services, which combines print with premedia, digital photography, Internet and logistics," said William L. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of R.R. Donnelley. "We are honored to be named the most admired printer in America by Fortune and salute our employees for helping the company achieve this distinguished ranking." Fortune's "Most Admired" survey is considered the definitive report card on corporate reputations, ranking companies on a 10-point scale for eight attributes including management quality, product/service quality, innovativeness and investment value, among others. In the printing category, R.R. Donnelley's average overall score placed the company more than a full point higher than the second-place finisher (7.03 to 5.89, respectively), and topped the nearest competitor on each individual attribute. Furthermore, the company increased its overall score from last year's "Most Admired" rankings by nearly a full point (from 6.04 to 7.03).