Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) announced net earnings for 2004 of $27.5 million

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE)
today announced net earnings for 2004 of $27.5 million, or $0.77 per diluted
share, versus a net loss of $7.7 million, or $0.23 per share, for 2003. For
the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2004, net earnings were $20.1 million,
or $0.56 per diluted share, versus a net loss of $3.0 million, or $0.09 per
share, for the same period in 2003. Revenues for the year ended December 31,
2004 were $899 million, up 6.1% from $847.6 million reported for 2003. Fourth
quarter 2004 revenues of $210.4 million compared to $196.2 million in 2003.
These results include the net gain of $31.6 million on the sale of Bowne
Business Solutions (BBS) and reflect BBS as a discontinued operation.

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