Mark A. Angelson

RR Donnelley & Sons Company and Banta Corporation jointly announced last week that they have signed a definitive agreement in which RR Donnelley will acquire Banta, a provider of printing, supply chain management and related services. The all-cash deal is valued at approximately $1.3 billion, or $36.50 per share after the special dividend of $16.00 per share already declared by Banta. The agreement has been unanimously approved by both companies’ board of directors and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007. With the move, RR Donnelley will expand the range of products and services it offers customers, while at the same

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