RR Donnelley to Refile Form; Gives FTC More Time to Review Bowne Deal
CHICAGO/NEW YORK CITY—Apr 05, 2010—R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (NASDAQ:RRD) and Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) announced today that RR Donnelley has voluntarily withdrawn and will refile its Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification and Report Form originally filed on March 11, 2010. The effect of this action is to extend the time the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has to review the acquisition of Bowne & Co., Inc. by RR Donnelley under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
RR Donnelley has withdrawn its Notification and Report Form effective April 9, 2010 and will refile it on April 12, 2010, when the 30-day waiting period will recommence. Bowne and RR Donnelley have been working cooperatively with the FTC as it conducts its review of the acquisition, including voluntarily providing additional information to the FTC staff in response to informal requests, and will continue to do so during this additional period.
Important Legal Information
In connection with the proposed merger with Snoopy Acquisition, Inc. pursuant to which Bowne will be acquired by RR Donnelley, Bowne filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 26, 2010, and will file and furnish to its stockholders a definitive proxy statement. Stockholders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement when it is finalized and distributed, because it will contain important information about the proposed merger. Stockholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Stockholders will also be able to obtain a free copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents (when available) by directing a request by mail or telephone to Bowne & Co., Inc., 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041, Attention: Corporate Secretary, telephone (212) 658-5805, or from Bowne’s website, www.bowne.com.