SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

December 12, 2007 06:45 ET

ABN AMRO Investment Funds Chooses Bowne's Smartapps™ for Quick Turnaround and Flexibility

Integrated Content Management and Translation Services Used to Publish Annual Report in Six Languages

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE), a leader in shareholder and marketing communications services, today announced that ABN AMRO Asset Management, a leading investment management company with EUR 210 billion in assets under management, chose Bowne to produce its 2007 Annual Report for the ABN AMRO Funds SICAV, which comprises 85 funds.

Bowne's investment management documentation services, smartapps, together with Bowne's robust translation services offering, enabled ABN AMRO to fully automate the layout process, as well as the translation of financial statements and schedules into six language versions. The total pagination volume was in excess of 1,250 pages and the project was completed in a few days to meet regulatory deadlines.

"Bowne's solution afforded us more flexibility, speed and peace of mind than we've experienced with other service providers," said Derek Ramage, Head of Service Management Organisation, ABN AMRO Investment Funds S.A. "We were able to make edits online and instantly create proofs without any disruption to our internal workflows. With Bowne's integrated investment management and translation services, we know our multi-lingual funds documents will be delivered accurately, on time and customized to meet the needs of our shareholders."

Integrated content management and translation services from Bowne allow clients to manage content, automate updates and publish documents in multiple formats and languages, resulting in faster turnaround times, lower costs, enhanced quality and tighter control. "We've been listening to our clients, and have found that publishing extensive documentation in many languages has become a real challenge for the investment management industry in terms of process, costs and resource allocation," said Rob Wilson, Managing Director, Bowne of Europe. "With its comprehensive, integrated service offering and global resources, Bowne is committed to delivering best-in-class document management solutions to investment management clients so they can focus on their core activities and enjoy faster time to market and lower costs."

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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

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