SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

January 28, 2008 11:58 ET

Bowne Virtual Dataroom™ Launches Japanese Interface Capabilities; Streamlines Due Diligence for UBS Japan's M&A Group

Enhanced Functionality Helps Investment Bank Introduce VDR to Its Japanese Clients

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE), a leader in shareholder and marketing communications services, today announced that Bowne Virtual Dataroom™ now offers a Japanese user interface. With the most comprehensive Japanese capabilities on the market, Bowne's electronic data room allows dealmakers to more deeply penetrate the financial community, and helps investment banks introduce their clients to the full-range of benefits afforded by virtual data rooms.

UBS Japan Ltd., the first client to utilize Bowne Virtual Dataroom's Japanese interface, praised its enhanced functionality. "The Japanese interface made the due diligence process easier than ever before," said Tetsuya Matsumoto, M&A advisory group Investment Banking Department, UBS Securities Japan Ltd. "For the first time, our clients were able to utilize all of the functions available on the VDR site, which led to marked improvements in productivity."

"Giving dealmakers the ability to work in an electronic data room in their own native language is a key differentiator in the market, and Bowne continues to internationalize its offering," said Paul Dalton, Bowne Managing Director, Asia. "Our ultimate goal is to allow dealmakers to accept, store and present data in the multiple languages of worldwide business," said Mr. Dalton.

Bowne Virtual Dataroom is powered by BMC Group, Inc., a leading provider of data room technology and services. BMC Group developed the internationalized platform to support the Japanese interface in response to Bowne's request and to meet the demands of a growing number of cross-border transactions. Bowne's electronic data room offering is supported by BMC Group's production facilities in six locations around the world, and also offers customized project consultation and user assistance in multiple languages. BMC Group and Bowne are currently working to develop several European language options within Bowne Virtual Dataroom, including a Cyrillic interface to support clients in Eastern Europe, a market in which the popularity of VDRs is rapidly increasing.

For more information on Bowne Virtual Dataroom and its Japanese capabilities, please visit: http://www.bowne.com/locations/tokyo/ (English) or http://www.bowne.com/locations/tokyo/index_jp.asp (Japanese).

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 www.bowne.com.

About BMC Group, Inc.

BMC Group, Inc. (BMC) is a leading information management and professional services firm serving major law firms, financial institutions and Fortune 1000 corporations. BMC is recognized globally as a leader in restructuring, mergers & acquisition, litigation, and clinical trial support services. Clients utilize BMC's services and technology to collect, manage and deliver data in a way that allows contextual information to flow to executives and decision makers. BMC has over 150 professionals and 12 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.bmcgroup.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

    Asian Operations:
    Paul Dalton
    Managing Director, Asia
    (852) 25260688
    paul.dalton@bowne.com

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