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Merrill Appoints B. Michael James and Kamil Salame to Board of Directors

Press release from the issuing company

St. Paul, Minn. - Merrill Corporation (www.merrillcorp.com), a global, diversified communications and document services provider, today announced the appointment of B. Michael James and Kamil Salame to its board of directors. James is currently the president of Merrill's Financial Document Services division and Salame is a managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and a partner in DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (DLJMBP), the leveraged buyout business of CSFB's Alternative Capital division. "Each brings vast financial experience and qualified industry insight to our board," said John Castro, CEO of Merrill Corporation. "We look forward to adding their unique perspectives to the Merrill board." James has worked at Merrill since June 1989 in various capacities. In his most recent position, he played an integral role in several important acquisitions, partnerships and business launches, contributing to the successful diversification of Merrill's business. Salame joined Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette's Investment Banking division in 1995 and shortly thereafter joined the Leveraged Finance Group. In 1997, he joined DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, DLJMBP's real estate private equity affiliate. He joined DLJ Merchant Banking Partners in 2000. "Together, these two executives add a wealth of knowledge and business management experience to the board," Castro said. "They are proven, top-notch executives that will help determine the strategy that will fuel Merrill's growth in the years ahead."