Today’s date: October 11, 2006
SEPARATION AGREEMENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER
THIS AGREEMENT IS by and between Dean E. Cherry (“Employee”) on behalf of himself, his agents, representatives,
heirs, executors, attorneys, administrators, assigns and anyone claiming through him, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, its
subsidiaries, affiliates, predecessors, successors and assigns (the “Company” or “RR Donnelley”) in connection with
Employee’s termination of employment with the Company.
IN CONSIDERATION OF the payments, covenants, obligations and promises set forth in this agreement (the “Separation
Agreement”) and pursuant to the terms of the employment letter between Employee and the Company dated November 5, 2002
(as such letter was further amended on December 13, 2002, October 3, 2003 and April 29, 2005, the “Letter Agreement”)
Employee and the Company agree as follows:
1. Date of Separation Agreement. This Separation Agreement is entered into on this date of October 11, 2006.
Separation Date . Employee agrees that he shall be separated from employment with the Company effective as of
October 31, 2006 (the “Separation Date”). Employee will be relieved of the duties as Group President, Integrated Print
Communications & Global Solutions and as an officer of the Company and its subsidiaries effective as of that date.
Employee’s last day in office will be October 11, 2006.
3. Representations . Employee agrees that he is not aware of any fraudulent or other misconduct at the Company related
to the Company’s financial statements, audit or accounting procedures, internal control functions, or otherwise and
represents that he has not complained of or reported any such issues to anyone within or outside of the Company.
4. Cooperation with Transition. Through the Separation Date, Employee agrees to fully cooperate with the orderly
transfer of his responsibilities as the Company may direct. Employee further agrees to make himself reaso