SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

December 20, 2006 16:16 ET

David J. Shea Assumes Chairman and Chief Executive Roles at Bowne & Co.

Kucera Retirement Effective December 31, 2006

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) announced today that, as previously indicated, President and Chief Operating Officer David J. Shea will become Bowne's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2006. Philip E. Kucera will retire as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at that time but will continue to serve as a member of the Bowne Board of Directors.

Mr. Kucera, 64 years old, joined Bowne as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in December 1998 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2004 and Chairman in May 2005.

Mr. Shea, 51 years old, has held a number of leadership positions at Bowne since joining the company in 1998. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Bowne in October 2004.

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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