SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

February 20, 2008 16:16 ET

Bowne Honors Women's Achievements

Fifth Annual Dinner Underscores Bowne's Commitment to Female Leadership

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE), a leader in shareholder and marketing communications services, will hold its Fifth Annual Bowne for Women's Achievement Dinner in celebration of Women's History Month tomorrow at the Company's corporate headquarters, located at 55 Water Street in New York City. Bowne hosts this event as a chance for its clients' female executives, management teams and board members to gather in an informal environment to network and share experiences.

Elaine Beitler, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Business Integration for Bowne, sponsors the event. "The Women's Achievements Dinner is designed to give female executives the opportunity to meet and learn from other outstanding women in business, and ultimately better discern their own unique paths to success," said Ms. Beitler. "The momentum behind this event grows each year -- especially among our clients -- and with the exciting lineup of speakers and guests attending tomorrow, I'm confident we'll continue to see increased enthusiasm."

The keynote speaker for this year's dinner is Maura Markus, one of the top female executives in the financial services industry. As Head of International Retail Banking for Citi, Ms. Markus is responsible for product and distribution expansion across Citi's retail banking operations in 40 countries. With more than twenty years of experience in financial services, Ms. Markus has a wealth of knowledge in successful business leadership and insight into the challenges and opportunities facing female executives in corporate America.

The event will be held in Bowne's elegant executive dining room, with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. As part of the event's focus on successful women in business, the dinner menu for the event has been created by the award winning restaurant Anthos, which is owned by prominent female restaurateur, Donatella Arpaia. Ms. Arpaia is a successful entrepreneur who created a string of critically acclaimed restaurants and her own line of gourmet food products.

Bowne hosts its Women's Achievement Dinner each year in February in celebration of Women's History Month and the accomplishments of extraordinary women.

About Bowne & Co., Inc.

Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) provides shareholder and marketing 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 www.bowne.com.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    William J. Coote
    VP & Treasurer
    212-658-5858
    bill.coote@bowne.com

    Media Contact:
    Pamela Blum
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    212-658-5884
    pamela.blum@bowne.com

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