SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 27, 2021
R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
35 West Wacker Drive
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 326-8000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||RRD||New York Stock Exchange LLC|
|Preferred Stock Purchase Rights||RRD||New York Stock Exchange LLC|
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On December 27, 2021, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (the “Company”), announced it had recently identified a systems intrusion in its technical environment. The Company promptly implemented a series of containment measures to address this situation, including activating its incident response protocols, shutting down its servers and systems and commencing a forensic investigation. The Company has engaged a cybersecurity expert to examine the incident and to oversee the implementation of appropriate remedial actions. The Company has notified and is working with appropriate law enforcement authorities. As a precautionary measure, the Company has isolated a portion of its technical environment in an effort to contain the intrusion.
The Company is actively engaged in restoring the affected systems and returning to normal levels of operations. At this time, the Company is not aware of any compromise of client data. The Company is in the early stages of its investigation and assessment of the security event and cannot determine at this time the extent of the material adverse impact, if any, from such event on its business, results of operations or financial condition.
Use of Forward-Looking Statements
This document includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and subject to the safe harbor created by, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to the business, strategy and plans of the Company. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “aims,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “considered,” “likely,” “estimate” and variations of these words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. While the Company believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon future circumstances that may or may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting the business and risks associated with the performance of the business. These factors include such risks and uncertainties, including and in addition to any assumptions set forth therein, but not limited to, the ongoing assessment of the security event, material legal, financial and reputational risks resulting from a breach of the Company’s information systems, operational disruptions due to a security event, and any other risks detailed in the Company’s periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including but not limited to those discussed under the “Risk Factors” section in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021 and other filings with the SEC and in other investor communications of the Company from time to time. The Company does not undertake to and specifically disclaims any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statement or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY|
|Date: December 27, 2021||By:|
/s/ Deborah L. Steiner
|Name:||Deborah L. Steiner|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel|