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Merrill Corporation Names Rick R. Atterbury President and Chief Operating

Press release from the issuing company

Officer; John Castro Continues as Chief Executive Officer ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9 -- Merrill Corporation, a global diversified communications and document services provider, today announced that Rick R. Atterbury has been named president and chief operating officer.  John W. Castro will remain the company's chief executive officer. "In this role Rick's innovative vision, coupled with his deep understanding of Merrill's clients, our strategies and operations, will accelerate our growth," Castro said.  "Rick has been my business partner for the past 26 years and has always been a key driver of the company's profitable growth.  His efforts have enabled Merrill to be the recognized technology leader in the markets we serve.  In this new role he will work more closely with the business unit management team to grow the business by developing new ways to provide our clients the best service, technology and value the industry has to offer." According to Atterbury, Merrill has taken a new approach to business in the past year, tightly aligning its sales, marketing, operations and technology talents.  "In this new technology-savvy age, we are well positioned to continue our growth," Atterbury said. "I will be focusing my time on growth strategies that will further diversify the business, expand our market leadership and ultimately drive long-term results for our stakeholders," Castro said. Atterbury began his career with Merrill Corporation in 1976.  Since that time, he has held numerous leadership roles in operations, strategic planning, marketing and technology.  Most recently he was the company's executive vice president and chief technology officer. About Merrill Corporation Merrill Corporation ( www.merrillcorp.com ) is a diversified communications and document services company applying advanced information systems and intranet/Internet technology to provide a wide range of services to its financial, legal and corporate clients.  Merrill's services integrate traditional composition, imaging and printing services with online document management, distribution and collaborative solutions.  This integrated approach helps streamline the preparation and distribution of business-to-business communication materials.  Merrill Corporation serves its domestic clients through 47 offices in 36 cities throughout the United States. Its international clients are served through the client service centers in London, Paris and Frankfurt, as well as a joint venture with Quebecor World in Canada and other affiliate relationships in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.