SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

November 15, 2006 16:30 ET

Bowne & Co., Inc. Manufacturing Site Earns ISO Certification

Recognition Validates Bowne's Commitment to Environmental Protection

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 -- Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE), a leader in financial, marketing and business communications services, today announced that its South Bend manufacturing site has earned certification under the International Standard Organization (ISO) management system standards, ISO 14001:2004. The certification covers a plant's environmental procedures, processes and planning activities, and calls for continual improvement programs in environmental management.

The site joins Bowne of Canada, Ltd. in receiving ISO certification. Bowne of Canada was first certified under ISO 9001:2000 in 1996, and was recertified in September 2006 by SGS Group, the world's leading verification, testing and certification agency. Bowne of Canada employs approximately 450 people in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary.

As part of Bowne's continuing commitment to protecting the world's forests, water supply and wildlife, the Company's South Bend manufacturing plant also received certification with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). In Canada, Bowne's main production facility in Toronto is also certified under the FSC. With these added certifications, interested clients can be assured that their work is produced according to environmentally sound standards.

About Bowne & Co., Inc.

Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) provides financial, marketing and business communications services around the world. Dealmakers rely on Bowne to handle critical transactional communications with speed and accuracy. Compliance professionals turn to Bowne to prepare and file regulatory and shareholder communications online and in print. Marketers look to Bowne to create and distribute customized, one-to-one communications on-demand. With 3,200 employees in 60 offices around the globe, Bowne has met the ever-changing demands of its clients for more than 230 years. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    William J. Coote
    VP & Treasurer

    Media Contact:
    Kate O'Brien
    Director, Corporate Communications

    Bowne & Co., Inc.
    55 Water Street
    New York, NY 10041
    (212) 924-5500
    Fax: (212) 658-5871