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Bowne & Co. Named to InformationWeek 500

Press release from the issuing company

Technology Investments Benefiting Customers of Each Bowne Business Unit NEW YORK, Sept. 23 -- Bowne & Co., Inc., a global leader in providing high-value document management solutions, has been named to the 2002 Information Week 500, the annual ranking of companies that demonstrate "a pattern of technological, procedural and organizational innovation." Bowne placed among the top 20 in the Consulting & Business Services category and 295th on the overall list. Companies are selected for the annual ranking by the editorial staff of Information Week magazine based on the following criteria: minimum $1 billion in annual revenues, use of technology to drive business innovation, procedural and organizational originality, successful implementation of IT strategies, and leadership among industry peers and the IT community at large. According to the magazine, it is "the most prestigious ranking of technology-driven organizations in America." "We're proud of this honor and the Bowne people who have made it happen," said Chairman and CEO Robert M. Johnson. "The real beneficiaries of our Information Week ranking are Bowne's customers, because our technological leadership cuts across all business lines. Our substantial technology investments help us to maintain and strengthen our position as the world's leading financial printer. Our strong technology and operations platforms create a solid foundation for our newest division, Bowne Enterprise Solutions, to aggressively pursue leadership of the emerging market for customized and personalized documents -- including documents on demand -- in financialservices, healthcare and other industries. Our Bowne Business Solutions division is the leading provider of outsourcing services, including a suite of IT services, to law firms and investment banks because we understand those industries and the technologies that drive them. And Bowne Global Solutions uses its industry leading technological capability to transform digital capital in the market for globalization and localization services. We're pleased to receive recognition today for the kind of technological innovation that our customers have already experienced for some time." Information Week identifies and ranks the companies after an extensive mail, phone, and fax study. Senior IT executives are surveyed on their organizational priorities and spending plans for the year ahead, including in-depth information directly from the companies about how they approach and prioritize their IT investments. Additional information on the rankings may be found at http://www.informationweek.com/907/splash.htm.