SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

October 30, 2007 18:29 ET

Slaughter and May Choose Bowne Virtual Dataroom™ as Preferred Provider

Bowne's Data Room Solution Streamlines Due Diligence Process for International Law Firm and Its Clients

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE), a leading provider of shareholder, financial and marketing communication services, today announced that Slaughter and May has selected Bowne Virtual Dataroom™ as its preferred electronic data room provider. Based in London, Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm with a worldwide corporate, commercial and financing practice.

Bowne participated in a six month trial period during which Bowne Virtual Dataroom and another leading virtual data room provider supported the M&A due diligence process on several high profile sell side deals. Slaughter and May evaluated the providers on a variety of requirements, including features, functionality, security, responsiveness and expertise before choosing Bowne Virtual Dataroom, which is powered by BMC Group Inc.'s leading online data room technology and service.

"It is important for Slaughter and May to have a preferred M&A virtual data room solution provider that we know and can suggest our clients use," said Christopher Martin, head of Technology at Slaughter and May. "Bowne delivers a very usable system, backed up by a responsive service, and we are happy to recommend it to our clients."

This relationship, the first such arrangement between Slaughter and May and a virtual data room provider, is a significant accomplishment for Bowne. "We're extremely pleased to be working with such a high profile law firm in the United Kingdom M&A market, and are confident that Slaughter and May and its clients will continue to benefit from the high standards of project management and service they've come to expect from Bowne," said Rob Wilson, Bowne's Managing Director, Europe.

Introduced in 2004, Bowne Virtual Dataroom is the choice of many of the world's leading corporations, law firms and investment banks. A technology-enabled service designed for financial professionals, Bowne's VDR offering is a valuable resource for M&A due diligence, post-merger integration, corporate data repository, portfolio management and IPO preparation.

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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

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