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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

                            FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT


                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
                        SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  December 15, 1997


                         R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



         DELAWARE                       1-4694                  36-1004130
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission              (IRS Employer
     of incorporation)               file number)          Identification No.)



         77 WEST WACKER DRIVE
          CHICAGO, ILLINOIS                               60601
(Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

                 Registrant's Telephone Number  (312) 326-8000


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ITEM 5.  OTHER EVENTS

     On December 16, 1997, the Company issued a press release regarding, in
part, the restructuring of its interest in Stream International Holdings Inc.
(SIH), the reclassification of a portion of the business as discontinued
operations and the recording of a fourth-quarter charge of approximately $100
million pre-tax to adjust the carrying cost of the properties. A copy of the
press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by
reference. The Company's Pro Forma Consolidated Financial Statements for the
years ended December 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 and the nine months ended September
30, 1996 and 1997 are attached as Exhibit 99.2 and are hereby incorporated by
reference. Effective November 20 and December 1, 1997, the By-laws of the
Company were amended to reflect certain organizational changes previously
announced.

ITEM 7.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
         AND EXHIBITS

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           3 (ii)(a) By-Laws

           3 (ii)(b) Amendment to By-Laws adopted November 20, 1997.

          99.1       Press Release of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Issued
                     December 16, 1997.

          99.2       R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company -- Certain Pro Forma
                     Information as of and for the Years ended December 31,
                     1994, 1995 and 1996 and the Nine Months ended September 30,
                     1996 and 1997
                     -- Pro Forma Statements of Income
                     -- Pro Forma Consolidated Balance Sheet
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                                   SIGNATURE

     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 THEREUNTO DULY AUTHORIZED.

                                  R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY



Date: December 15, 1997           By:  /s/ Monica M. Fohrman
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                                       Monica M. Fohrman
                                       Vice President and Corporate Secretary
                                       (Authorized Officer)

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                                                                EXHIBIT 3(ii)(a)

                                             As Amended through December 1, 1997


                                  BY-LAWS OF
                        R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY


                                   ARTICLE I
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   Section 1.1.  Principal Office.  The principal office in the State of
Delaware shall be in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, State of
Delaware, and the name of the resident agent in charge thereof is The
Corporation Trust Company.

   Section 1.2.  Other Offices.  The corporation may also have offices at such
other places both within and without the State of Delaware as the Board of
Directors may from time to time determine or the business of the corporation may
require.


                                  ARTICLE II
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                           Meetings of Stockholders
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   Section 2.1.  Annual Meeting.  The annual meeting of the stockholders shall
be held on the fourth Thursday in March of each year for the purpose of electing
Directors of the class for which the term expires on that date and for the
transaction of such other business as may properly be brought before the
meeting.  Such meeting shall be held at eight o'clock in the morning or such
other time during normal business hours as may be fixed by the Board of
Directors and stated in the notice of the meeting.  If the day fixed for the
annual meeting shall be a legal holiday, the Board of Directors may, subject to
the provisions of Article X hereof, designate another day on which such meeting
shall be held.  If the election of Directors shall not be held on the date
designated for any annual meeting, or any adjournment thereof, the Board of
Directors shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the
stockholders as soon thereafter as conveniently may be.

   Except as otherwise provided by statute or the certificate of incorporation,
the only business which properly shall be conducted at any annual meeting of the
stockholders shall (i) have been specified in the written notice of the meeting
(or any supplement thereto) given as provided in Section 2.4, (ii) be brought
before the meeting by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or the
officer of the corporation presiding at the meeting or (iii) have been specified
in a written notice (a "Stockholder Meeting Notice") given to the corporation,
in accordance with all of the following requirements, by or on behalf of any
stockholder who is entitled to vote at such meeting.  Each Stockholder Meeting
Notice must be delivered personally to, or be mailed to and received by, the
Secretary of the corporation at the principal executive offices of the
corporation in the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, not less than 60 days nor
more than 90 days prior to the annual meeting; 

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provided, however, that in the event that less than 75 days' notice or prior
public disclosure of the date of the annual meeting is given or made to
stockholders, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be received not later
than the close of business on the tenth day following the day on which such
notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed or such public disclosure
was made, whichever first occurs. Each Stockholder Meeting Notice shall set
forth: (i) a description of each item of business proposed to be brought before
the meeting and the reasons for conducting such business at the annual meeting;
(ii) the name and record address of the stockholder proposing to bring such item
of business before the meeting and the reasons for conducting such business at
the annual meeting; (iii) the class and number of shares of stock held of
record, owned beneficially and represented by proxy by such stockholder as of
the record date for the meeting (if such date shall then have been made publicly
available) and as of the date of such Stockholder Meeting Notice and (iv) all
other information which would be required to be included in a proxy statement
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission if, with respect to any such
item of business, such stockholder were a participant in a solicitation subject
to Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. No business shall be
brought before any annual meeting of stockholders of the corporation otherwise
than as provided in this Section; provided, however, that nothing contained in
this Section shall be deemed to preclude discussion by any stockholder of any
business properly brought before the annual meeting. The officer of the
corporation presiding at the annual meeting of stockholders shall, if the facts
so warrant, determine that business was not properly brought before the meeting
in accordance with the provisions of this Section and, if he should so
determine, he should so declare to the meeting and any such business so
determined to be not properly brought before the meeting shall not be
transacted. (Amended 10/27/94)

   Section 2.2.  Special Meetings. Special meetings of the stockholders, for any
purpose or purposes, unless otherwise prescribed by statute or by the
certificate of incorporation, may be called by the Chief Executive Officer,
President, or the Chairman of the Board, and shall be called by the Secretary
pursuant to a resolution duly adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of
the whole Board of Directors. Such call shall state the purposes of the proposed
meeting. Business transacted at any special meeting shall be limited to the
general objectives stated in the call. (Amended 12/15/88)

   Section 2.3. Place of Meeting. All meetings of stockholders for the election
of Directors shall be held in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of
Illinois and the Board of Directors is authorized to fix the place within the
City of Chicago for the holding of such meeting. Meetings of stockholders for
any other purpose may be held at such place, within or without the State of
Delaware, and time as shall be stated in the notice of the meeting or in a duly
executed waiver of notice thereof. (Amended 1/9/57)

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   Section 2.4. Notice of Meetings. Written or printed notice stating the place,
day and hour of the meeting and, in case of a special meeting, the purpose or
purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be delivered not less than ten
nor more than fifty days before the date of the meeting, either personally or by
mail, by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive
Officer, the Chairman of the Board or the President, to each stockholder of
record entitled to vote at such meeting. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed
to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail in a sealed envelope
addressed to the stockholder at his address as it appears on the records of the
corporation, with postage thereon prepaid. (Amended 12/15/88)

   Section 2.5. Closing Transfer Books or Fixing Record Date. The Board of
Directors may close the stock transfer books of the corporation for a period not
exceeding fifty (50) days preceding the date of any meeting of stockholders, or
the date for payment of any dividend, or the date for the allotment of rights or
the date when any change, or conversion or exchange of capital stock shall go
into effect or for a period of not exceeding fifty (50) days in connection with
obtaining the consent of stockholders for any purpose. In lieu of closing the
stock transfer books as aforesaid, the Board of Directors may fix in advance a
date, not exceeding fifty (50) days preceding the date of any meeting of the
stockholders, or the date for payment of any dividend, or the date for the
allotment of rights, or the date when any change, or conversion or exchange of
capital stock shall go into effect, or a date in connection with obtaining such
consent, as a record date for the determination of the stockholders entitled to
notice of, and to vote at, any such meeting and any adjournment thereof, or
entitled to receive payment of any such dividend, or to any such allotment of
rights, or to exercise the rights in respect of any such change, conversion or
exchange of capital stock, or to give such consent and in such case such
stockholders and only such stockholders as shall be stockholders of record on
the date so fixed shall be entitled to such notice of and to vote at, such
meeting and any adjournment thereof, or to receive payments of such dividend, or
to receive such allotment of rights, or to exercise such rights, or to give such
consent, as the case may be notwithstanding any transfer of any stock on the
books of the corporation after any such record date fixed as aforesaid.

   Section 2.6. Voting List. At least ten days before every election of
Directors, a complete list of the stockholders entitled to vote at such
election, arranged in alphabetical order with the residence of and the number of
voting shares held by each, shall be prepared by the Secretary. Such list shall
be open at the place where said election is to be held for ten days, to the
examination of any stockholders, and shall be produced and kept at the time and
place of election during the whole time thereof, and subject to the inspection
of any stockholder who may be present.

   Section 2.7. Quorum. The holders of a majority of the stock issued and
outstanding and entitled to vote thereat, present in person or represented by
proxy, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of stockholders for the
transaction of business except as otherwise provided by statute or by the
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incorporation. If, however, such quorum shall not be present or represented at
any meeting of stockholders, the stockholders entitled to vote thereat, present
in person or represented by proxy, shall have power to adjourn the meeting from
time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a
quorum shall be present or represented. At such adjourned meeting at which a
quorum shall be present or represented any business may be transacted which
might have been transacted at the meeting as originally notified.

   Section 2.8. Proxies. At all meetings of stockholders a stockholder may vote
by proxy executed in writing by the stockholder or by his duly authorized
attorney-in-fact. Such proxy shall be filed with the Secretary of the
corporation before or at the time of the meeting. No proxy shall be valid after
eleven months from the date of its execution, unless otherwise provided in the
proxy.

   Section 2.9. Voting. When a quorum is present at any meeting of stockholders,
the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares present in
person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote on the
subject matter shall decide any question brought before such meeting, unless the
question is one upon which, by express provision of the statutes, the
certificate of incorporation or these by-laws, a different vote is required, in
which case such express provision shall govern and control the decision of such
question. Every stockholder having the right to vote shall be entitled to vote
in person, or by proxy appointed by an instrument in writing subscribed by such
stockholder and bearing a date not more than eleven months prior to voting,
unless such instrument provides for a longer period. Every such stockholder
shall have one vote for each share of stock having voting power registered in
his name on the books of the corporation. Except where the transfer books of the
corporation shall have been closed or a date shall have been fixed as a record
date for the determination of its stockholders entitled to vote, no share of
stock shall be voted on at any election for Directors which has been transferred
on the books of the corporation within twenty days next preceding such election
of Directors. (Amended 1/28/93)

   Section 2.10. Voting of Stock of Certain Holders. Shares standing in the name
of another corporation, domestic or foreign, may be voted by such officer, agent
or proxy as the by-laws of such corporation may prescribe or, in the absence of
such provision, as the Board of Directors of such corporation may determine.
Shares standing in the name of a deceased person may be voted by executor or
administrator of such deceased person, either in person or by proxy. Shares
standing in the name of a guardian, conservator or trustee may be voted by such
fiduciary, either in person or by proxy, but no such fiduciary shall be entitled
to vote shares held in such fiduciary capacity without a transfer of such shares
into the name of such fiduciary. Shares standing in the name of a receiver may
be voted by such receiver. A stockholder whose shares are pledged shall be
entitled to vote such shares, unless in the transfer by the pledger or on the
books of the corporation, he has expressly empowered the pledgee to vote
thereon, in which case only the pledgee, or his proxy, may represent the stock
and vote thereon.

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   Section 2.11. Treasury Stock. The corporation shall not vote shares of its
own stock directly or indirectly; and such shares shall not be counted in
determining the total number of outstanding shares.

   Section 2.12. Election of Directors. When a quorum is present at any meeting
of stockholders, directors shall be elected by a plurality of the votes of the
shares present in person or represented by proxy at such meeting of stockholders
and entitled to vote on the election of directors. (New Section 10/22/92)


                                  ARTICLE III
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                                   Directors
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   Section 3.1. General Powers. The property and business of the corporation
shall be managed by its Board of Directors which may exercise all such powers of
the corporation and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or
by the certificate of incorporation or by these by-laws directed or required to
be exercised or done by the stockholders. (Amended 9/28/90)

   Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it shall be the
responsibility of the Board of Directors to establish broad objectives and the
general course of the business, determine basic policies, appraise the adequacy
of overall results, and generally represent and further the interests of the
Company's stockholders and insure the most effective use of the Company's
assets.

   Several examples of the responsibilities of the Board are as follows:

    1. Establish broad Company objectives and basic policies and maintain
       overall control of the business.

    2. Make necessary revisions of the by-laws (in accordance with Article X).

    3. Determine dividend action (in accordance with Article VIII).

    4. Authorize necessary action with respect to issuance of new securities and
       listing securities for trading on exchanges.

    5. Fix time and place and take other necessary action with respect to
       stockholders meetings (in accordance with Article II).

    6. Approve issuance of stock certificates to replace those lost or destroyed
       (in accordance with Section 7.2).

    7. Fill Vacancies in the Board of Directors (in accordance with Section
       3.8).

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 8.  Elect the officers of the corporation (in accordance with Section 4.2.) and
     appraise their performance.

 9.  Determine the basic organization structure of the business.

10.  Authorize any necessary action with respect to loans and pledging of assets
     (in accordance with Section 6.2.).

11.  Designate officers authorized to buy or sell corporate investment
     securities.

12.  Designate persons authorized to execute contracts and other documents
     requiring signatures of officers or specific individuals (in accordance
     with Section 6.1).

13.  Select, or designate those authorized to select, depositaries for corporate
     funds and investment securities and designate check signatories and persons
     authorized to have access to safe deposit boxes (in accordance with
     Sections 6.3 and 6.4).

14.  Approve proposals to convey corporate-owned land or buildings or designate
     those authorized to take such action.

15.  Designate the person or persons authorized to appoint proxies to vote stock
     in subsidiary and other concerns in which the corporation has a significant
     interest and the person or persons authorized to determine who shall serve
     as Directors in representing the parent corporation in such concerns.

16.  Designate stock transfer agents, registrars, and paying agents with respect
     to corporate securities and other special purpose agents.

17.  Procure special professional services required by and for the Board.

18.  Provide for issuance of an annual report to stockholders and such other
     reports and notices as the Board deems advisable.

19.  Employ, upon recommendation of the Audit Committee (in accordance with
     Section 3.13), public accountants to audit the corporation's financial
     statements.

20.  Review and approve new employee benefit plans and major revisions of
     employee stock incentive plans.

21.  Review and approve the actions of the Executive Committee as reported in
     the minutes of their meetings.

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     22.  Approve the annual operating budget.

     23.  Review and approve the annual capital budget.

     24.  Direct the manner of handling matters outside the ordinary course of
          business of the corporation.

     Section 3.2.  Number, Election and Term. The number of Directors which
shall constitute the whole Board shall be twelve (12) of whom four (4) shall be
Directors of the First Class, four (4) shall be Directors of the Second Class
and four (4) shall be Directors of the Third Class. The term of office of each
class shall be three years, with the term of one class expiring in each year,
and the successors to the class of Directors whose terms shall expire shall be
elected at each annual election or adjournment thereof. Each Director shall hold
office until his successor shall be elected and shall qualify or until his
earlier resignation or removal. Directors need not be residents of Delaware or
stockholders. (Amended 9/29/95, 11/7/96, 3/18/97, 12/1/97)

     Section 3.3.  Meetings. The Board of Directors may hold meetings, both
regular and special, either within or without the State of Delaware. Regular
meetings of the Board of Directors may be held without notice at such time and
such place as may from time to time be determined by the Board. Special meetings
of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the Chief
Executive Officer, the Chairman of the Board, a Vice Chairman, President, or any
two directors. (Amended 12/15/88)

     Section 3.4.  Notice. Notice of any special meeting of the Board of
Directors stating the place, date and hour of the special meeting shall be given
in writing to each director, either personally, or by mail, telex, telegram or
cable, addressed to the director's residence or usual place of business, not
less than two days before the date of such meeting, or by such other means,
whether or not in writing, and within such lesser period, as circumstances
require in the reasonable judgment of the person calling the meetings. If
mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be given at the time when it is deposited
in the United States mail with first class postage prepaid. Notice by telegram
or cable shall be deemed given when the notice is delivered to the telegraph or
cable company; notice by telex shall be deemed given when the notice is
transmitted by telex. Any director may waive notice of any meeting. The
attendance of a director at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice at
such meeting, except where the director attends the meeting for the express
purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is
not lawfully called or convened. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor
the purpose of, any special meeting of the Board of Directors need be specified
in the

notice or waiver of notice of such meeting, unless otherwise provided by
statute, the Certificate of Incorporation or these By-Laws. (Amended 6/24/76)

   Section 3.5.  Quorum. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a

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quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors,
provided, that if less than a majority of the Directors are present at said
meeting, a majority of the Directors present may adjourn the meeting from time
to time without further notice. (Renumbered 6/24/76)

     Section 3.6.  Manner of Acting. The act of the majority of the Directors
present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board
of Directors. (Renumbered 6/24/76)

     Section 3.7.  Use of Communications Equipment. Members of the Board of
Directors, or any committee thereof, may participate in a meeting of the Board
of Directors or committee by means of conference telephone or similar
communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the
meeting can hear each other, and participation in a meeting pursuant to this
section shall constitute presence in person at such meeting. (New Section
6/24/76)

     Section 3.8.  Vacancies and Additional Directors. Any director may resign
at any time upon written notice to the corporation. If any vacancy occurs in the
Board of Directors caused by death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or
removal from office of any Director, or otherwise, or if any new directorship is
created by any increase in the authorized number of Directors, a majority of the
Directors then in office, though less than a quorum may choose a successor or
fill the newly created directorship; and a Director so chosen shall hold office
until the next annual election at which Directors of the class to which he was
chosen are elected and until his successor shall be duly elected and shall
qualify or until his earlier resignation or removal. (Amended 3/26/70)

     Section 3.9.  Compensation. Directors who are not full-time employees of
the Company shall receive a stated salary and may receive options to purchase
shares of the Company's stock as provided under the Company's stock plans, for
their services, and, in addition thereto, shall receive a fixed fee and
expenses, if any, for attendance at each regular or special meeting of the Board
of Directors from time to time. Directors who are full-time employees of the
Company shall not receive any compensation for their services as such; provided
that nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from
serving the corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation
thereof. (Amended 3/28/91)

     Section 3.10.  Executive Committee. The Board of Directors, by resolution
adopted by a majority of the whole Board, may designate not fewer than three nor
more than seven Directors to constitute an Executive Committee. The Chairman of
the Executive Committee shall be the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive
Committee shall have and exercise all of the authority of the Board of Directors
in the management of the corporation, except that such Committee shall not have
the power to take specific actions which have been delegated to other committees
of the Board and shall not be empowered to take action with respect to:
declaring dividends; issuing bonds, debentures, or the borrowing of moneys
except within limits expressly approved by the Board of Directors; amending by-
laws; filling
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vacancies and newly created directorships in the Board of Directors; removing
Directors of the corporation; mergers or consolidations; the sale, lease or
exchange of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation;
dissolution; or any other action requiring the approval of stockholders. The
designation of such Committee and the delegation thereto of authority shall not
operate to relieve the Board of Directors or any member thereof of any
responsibility imposed upon it or him by law. (Amended 9/28/90, 10/26/95)

     Section 3.11.  Finance Committee. The Board of Directors, by resolution
adopted by a majority of the whole Board, may designate not fewer than three nor
more than seven Directors, a majority of whom shall not be employees of the
Company, to constitute a Finance Committee, which Committee is charged with
reviewing the overall financial policies of the Company and making
recommendations to the Board regarding the Company's financial condition and
requirements for and disposition of funds, including: capital structure, raising
long-term capital, dividend policy, and material changes in the Company's
financial position with respect to cash, investments, debt and accounts
receivable. The Committee shall review the performance and management of the
Company's Retirement Benefit Plan including the investment policy, the
performance of the Investment Trustee on a regular periodic basis, the
reasonableness of the actuarial assumptions in relation to investment
performance, the funding status of the Plan and shall make recommendations with
respect to the selection of one or more investment trustees or other investment
agencies, and undertake such other studies and make such other recommendations
to the Board as it may deem desirable with respect to the Investment Trust of
the Retirement Benefit Plan. (Amended and Renamed 9/28/90, 10/26/95)

     Section 3.12.  Human Resources Committee. The Board of Directors, by
resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board, may designate not fewer
than three nor more than seven Directors who are not employees of the Company,
to constitute a Human Resources Committee. The Human Resources Committee shall
determine the annual salary, bonus and other benefits of selected senior
officers and key management employees of the Company and review, as appropriate,
performance standards under compensation programs for key employees. The Human
Resources Committee shall also recommend to the Board candidates for election as
corporate officers.

     The Human Resources Committee shall recommend new employee benefit plans
and changes to stock incentive plans to the Board, approve amendments to the 
non-stock employee benefit plans of the Company and oversee the administration
of all of the Company's employee benefit plans. The Human Resources Committee
may delegate to one or more officers of the Company the power to approve any
amendment of any non-stock employee benefit plan of the Company or the Donnelley
Tax Credit Stock Ownership Plan which in the reasonable opinion of such officer
will not materially affect the costs to the Company of, or benefits under, such
plans. (Amended 7/22/93, 10/26/95, 1/25/96)

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     Section 3.13.  Audit Committee. The Board of Directors, by resolution
adopted by a majority of the whole Board, may designate not fewer than three nor
more than seven Directors who are not employees of the Company to constitute an
Audit Committee, which Committee shall review on behalf of the stockholders of
the Company: the qualifications and services of the independent public
accountants employed by the Company from time to time to audit the books of the
Company, the scope of their audits, the adequacy of their audit reports, and
recommendations made by them. The Committee may also make such reviews of
internal financial audits and controls as the Committee considers desirable.

     The Audit Committee will recommend to the Board the selection of the
independent public accountants.

     The Audit Committee shall review the Company's financial disclosure
documents, management perquisites, significant developments in accounting
principles and significant proposed changes in financial statements. The Audit
Committee shall also review and monitor the Company's codes of conduct to guard
against significant conflicts of interest and dishonest, unethical or illegal
activities. The Audit Committee shall review periodically the performance of the
Company's accounting and financial personnel, and shall review material
litigation and regulatory proceedings and other issues relating to potentially
significant corporate liability. (Amended 9/28/90, 10/26/95)

     Section 3.14.  Corporate Responsibility and Governance Committee. The Board
of Directors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board, may
designate not fewer than three nor more than seven Directors to constitute a
Corporate Responsibility and Governance Committee, which Committee shall oversee
the Company's commitment to employee health and safety, equal employment
opportunity and the environment.

The Committee shall also recommend to the Board nominees for election to the
Board of Directors in connection with any meeting of stockholders at which
directors are to be elected and persons for appointment to fill any Board
vacancy which the Board of Directors is authorized under the By-Laws to fill,
and may also recommend to the Board policies or guidelines concerning criteria
for Board membership, the structure and composition of Board Committees, the
size and composition of the Board and the selection, tenure and retirement of
Directors and matters related thereto. (Amended 9/28/90, 10/26/95, 1/25/96,
9/25/97)


     Section 3.15.  Other Committees. The Board of Directors, by resolution
adopted by a majority of the whole Board, may designate two or more Directors to
constitute committees other than the Executive Committee, Finance Committee,
Human Resources Committee, Audit Committee and Corporate Responsibility and
Governance Committee, which committees shall have and exercise such authority as
may be provided for in the resolution creating such committee. (Amended 9/28/90,
1/25/96, 9/25/97)

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     Section 3.16.  Honorary Directors. The Board of Directors may select from
time to time, and for such periods of time as it may deem appropriate, one or
more past Chairmen of the Board, Presidents or Chief Executive Officers elected
a Director prior to September 28, 1990, to serve as Honorary Directors. Honorary
Directors shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of
the Board of Directors, to receive copies of all reports or other communications
made to the Board of Directors, to give counsel and advice on any subject, to
receive such fees and expense reimbursements as may be provided from time to
time by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer,
Chairman of the Board or President may invite an Honorary Director to attend
meetings of any committee of the Board of Directors or to undertake temporary
assignments, but this shall not preclude any other arrangements, consulting or
otherwise, between the corporation and an Honorary Director. The presence or
absence of an Honorary Director shall not be counted for purposes or determining
the existence of a quorum. Honorary Directors shall not have the right to vote
on any matters voted on by the Board of Directors or any of the rights, duties,
privileges, or responsibilities of Directors of the corporation. (Amended
9/28/90)

     Section 3.17.  Nomination of Directors. Except as otherwise fixed pursuant
to the certificate of incorporation relating to the rights of the holders of any
one or more classes or series of Preferred Stock issued by the corporation,
acting separately by class or series, to elect, under specified circumstances,
directors at a meeting of stockholders, nominations for the election of
directors may be made by the Board of Directors or a committee appointed by the
Board of Directors pursuant to Section 3.14 or by any stockholder entitled to
vote in the election of directors generally. However, any stockholder entitled
to vote in the election of directors generally may nominate one or more persons
for election as directors at a meeting at which directors are to be elected only
if written notice of such stockholder's intent to make such nomination or
nominations has been delivered personally to, or been mailed to and received by,
the Secretary of the corporation at the principal executive offices of the
corporation in the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, not less than 60 days nor
more than 90 days prior to the meeting; provided, however, that, in the event
that less than 75 days' notice or prior public disclosure of the date of the
meeting is given or made to stockholders, notice by the stockholder to be timely
must be so received not later than the close of business on the tenth day
following the day on which such notice of the date of the meeting was mailed or
such public disclosure was made, whichever first occurs. Each such notice shall
set forth: (i) the name and record address of the stockholder who intends to
make the nomination; (ii) the name, age, principal occupation or employment,
business address and residence address of the person or persons to be nominated;
(iii) the class and number of shares of stock held of record, owned beneficially
and represented by proxy by such stockholder and by the person or persons to be
nominated as of the record date for the meeting (if such date shall then have
been made publicly available) and of the date of such notice; (iv) a
representation that the stockholder intends to appear in person or by proxy at
the meeting to nominate the person or persons specified in the notice; (v) a
description of all arrangements or understandings between such stockholder and
each nominee and any other person or
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persons (naming such person or persons) pursuant to which the nomination or
nominations are to be made by such stockholder; (vi) such other information
regarding each nominee proposed by such stockholder as would be required to be
included in a proxy statement filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 and the proxy rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and (vii)
the consent of each nominee to serve as a director of the corporation if so
elected. The corporation may require any proposed nominee to furnish such other
information as may reasonably be required by the corporation to determine the
eligibility of such proposed nominee to serve as a director of the corporation.
The officer of the corporation presiding at the annual meeting of stockholders
shall, if the facts so warrant, determine that a nomination was not made in
accordance with the provisions of this Section, and if he should so determine,
he should so declare to the meeting and the defective nomination shall be
disregarded. No person shall be eligible for election as a director of the
corporation unless nominated in accordance with the procedures set forth herein.
(Added 3/24/88)


                                  ARTICLE IV
                                  ----------

                          Officers of the Corporation
                          ---------------------------

     Section 4.1. Officers and Number. The officers of the corporation shall be
a Chief Executive Officer, a Chairman of the Board, one or more Vice Chairmen, a
President, one or more Executive Vice Presidents, one or more Business Unit
Presidents, one or more Senior Vice Presidents, one or more Vice Presidents, a
Secretary, a Treasurer, a Controller, a General Counsel, one or more Assistant
Secretaries, one or more Assistant General Counsels, one or more Assistant
Treasurers and one or more Assistant Controllers. Any two or more offices may be
held by the same person except the offices of President and Secretary. The Board
of Directors may distinguish among officers bearing the same title by the
addition of other designations, such as Chief Financial Officer or the like. The
Chief Executive Officer shall be either the Chairman, a Vice Chairman or the
President, as designated by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may
elect an Honorary Director to the office of Honorary Chairman of the Board.
(Amended 1/27/94, 11/20/97)


     Section 4.2. Election and Term of Office. The officers of the corporation
shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors at the first meeting of the
Board of Directors held after each annual meeting of the stockholders. If the
election of officers shall not be held at such meeting, such election shall be
held as soon thereafter as conveniently may be. Vacancies may be filled or new
offices created and filled at any meeting of the Board of Directors. Each
officer shall hold office until his successor shall have been duly elected and
shall have qualified or until his death or until he shall resign or shall have
been removed in the manner hereinafter provided. (Adopted 10/21/60)

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     Section 4.3. Removal. Any officer elected by the Board of Directors may be
removed by the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interests of
the corporation would be served thereby. (Amended 12/15/88)

     Section 4.4. Vacancies. A vacancy in any office because of death,
resignation, removal, disqualification or otherwise, may be filled by the Board
of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term. (Adopted 10/21/60)

     Section 4.5. Salaries. No officer shall be prevented from receiving a
salary for his services as an officer by reason of the fact that he is also a
Director of the corporation.

     Section 4.6. Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall
have overall supervision of, and responsibility for, the business, and shall
direct the affairs and policies of the corporation. (Adopted 12/15/88)

     Section 4.7. Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall preside
at all meetings of the stockholders and Board of Directors. The Chairman of the
Board shall perform such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned to
him by the Board of Directors. (Amended 9/28/90)

     Section 4.8. Vice Chairmen of the Board. The Vice Chairmen of the Board
shall, in the absence of the Chairman of the Board (in the order prescribed by
the Board), preside at all meetings of the stockholders and Board of Directors,
and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to them by the Board of
Directors. (Amended 12/15/88)

     Section 4.9. Honorary Chairman of the Board. The Honorary Chairman of the
Board shall consult with the Chief Executive Officer and other officers of the
corporation, as he or they shall determine, with respect to the general policies
and affairs of the corporation, and shall have such authority and perform such
duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or as
may be granted by the Chief Executive Officer. (Renumbered 9/28/90)

     Section 4.10. President. Subject to the supervision and direction of the
Chief Executive Officer, the President shall have responsibility for such of the
operations and other functions of the corporation as may be assigned to him. The
President shall perform such other duties and responsibilities as may be
assigned to him by the Chief Executive Officer. In the absence of the Chairman
of the Board and Vice Chairmen of the Board, the President shall preside at
meetings of the stockholders and Board of Directors. (Renumbered and Amended
9/28/90)

     Section 4.11. Vice Presidents. Each Vice President shall have such
corporate powers, if any, as may be assigned to him from time to time by the
Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board or the
President. (Renumbered 9/28/90)

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   Section 4.12.  Senior Vice Presidents.  Each Senior Vice President shall have
such corporate powers, if any, as may be assigned to him by the Board of
Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board or the President.
(Renumbered 9/28/90)

   Section 4.13.  Business Unit Presidents.  The Board of Directors may from
time to time designate as Business Unit President one or more of the individuals
who occupies the position of senior officer heading a business unit consisting
of one or more divisions and one or more sales units and who reports to one or
more of the senior officers of the corporation.  (Added 1/27/94; Amended and
Renumbered 11/20/97)

   Section 4.14.  Executive Vice Presidents.  The Board of Directors may
designate as an Executive Vice President the officer to whom one or more other
senior officers of this corporation reports.  (Amended and Renumbered 1/27/94;
Renumbered 11/20/97)

   Section 4.15.  Order of Succession.  Such of the directors of the corporation
as shall be designated by resolution of the Board of Directors, and in the order
of such designation, shall in the absence of the Chairman of the Board perform
the duties of the Chairman of the Board and shall have all of the powers and
shall be subject to any restrictions imposed upon the Chairman.

   Such of the officers of the corporation as may be designated by resolution of
the Board of Directors, and in the order of such designation, shall in the
absence of the Chief Executive Officer, perform the duties of the Chief
Executive Officer and when so acting shall have all the powers of and be subject
to any restrictions imposed upon the Chief Executive Officer.

   Such of the officers of the corporation as may be designated by resolution of
the Board of Directors, and in the order of such designation, shall in the
absence of the President perform the duties of the President and when so acting
shall have all the powers of and be subject to any restrictions imposed upon the
President.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.16.  Secretary.  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all
meetings of the stockholders and Board of Directors of the corporation, shall
have charge of the corporate records and the corporate seal, and shall have the
power to attach the seal to all instruments which shall require sealing after
the same shall have been signed as authorized by the Board of Directors.
(Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.17.  Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for the
receipt, custody and disbursement of all funds of the corporation in the form of
both cash and securities.  He may delegate the details of his office to someone
in his stead, but this shall nowise relieve him of the responsibilities and
liability of his office.  The Treasurer shall have the power to attach the seal
to all instruments which shall 

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require sealing after the same shall have been signed as authorized by the Board
of Directors.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.18.  Controller.  The Controller reports to the Chief Executive
Officer directly or through such other management executives as the Chief
Executive Officer may direct.  The Controller, however, may directly submit any
matter to the Board of Directors for their consideration.  The Controller shall
maintain adequate records of all assets, liabilities, and transactions of the
corporation, and in conjunction with other officers and department heads, shall
initiate and enforce measures and procedures whereby the business of the
corporation shall be conducted with the maximum of safety, efficiency and
economy.  He shall attend that part of the meetings of the Board of Directors
which is concerned with the review of the financial and operating reports of the
business, except when, in the discretion of the Board, he shall be asked not to
attend.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.19.  General Counsel.  The General Counsel shall be the chief legal
officer of the corporation and have legal responsibility for all aspects of the
business.  The General Counsel shall have the power to attach the seal to all
instruments which shall require sealing after the same shall have been signed as
authorized by the Board of Directors.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.20.  Assistant Treasurers.  The Assistant Treasurers shall in the
absence of the Treasurer perform all functions and duties of the Treasurer and
in addition shall perform such functions and duties as the Treasurer may
delegate, but this shall in nowise relieve the Treasurer of the responsibilities
and liability of his office.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.21.  Assistant Secretaries.  The Assistant Secretaries shall in the
absence of the Secretary perform all functions and duties of the Secretary and
in addition shall assume such functions and duties as the Secretary may
delegate, but this shall in nowise relieve the Secretary of the responsibilities
and liability of his office.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.22.  Assistant General Counsels.  The Assistant General Counsels
shall in the absence of the General Counsel perform all functions and duties of
the General Counsel and in addition shall assume such functions and duties as
the General Counsel may delegate, but this shall in nowise relieve the General
Counsel of the responsibilities and liabilities of his office.  (Renumbered
1/27/94, 11/20/97)

   Section 4.23.  Assistant Controllers.  The Assistant Controllers shall in the
absence of the Controller perform all functions and duties of the Controller and
in addition shall assume such functions and duties as the Controller may
delegate, but this shall in nowise relieve the Controller of the
responsibilities and liabilities of such office.  (Renumbered 1/27/94, 11/20/97)

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                                   ARTICLE V
                                   ---------

                              Appointed Officers
                              ------------------

   The Chief Executive Officer may appoint officials assigned to either a
business unit and reporting to a Business Unit President or other business unit
officer, or a staff or operations unit and reporting to another official
reporting directly or indirectly to the President of the Company as such
officers of such unit and having such titles as he shall deem appropriate.  Any
such officer appointed by the Chief Executive Officer may be removed by the
Chief Executive Officer whenever in his judgment the best interests of the
corporation would be served thereby.  The term of office, compensation, powers
and duties and other terms of employment of appointed officers shall be such as
the Chief Executive Officer may from time to time deem proper, and the authority
of such officers shall be limited to acts pertaining to the business of the unit
to which they are assigned.  (Amended 1/27/94, 11/20/97)


                                  ARTICLE VI
                                  ----------

                     Contracts, Loans, Checks and Deposits
                     -------------------------------------

   Section 6.1.  Contracts.  The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or
officers, agent or agents, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any
instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority
may be general or confined to specific instances.

   Section 6.2.  Loans.  No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the
corporation and no evidence of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless
authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors (or a resolution of a
committee of Directors pursuant to authority conferred upon that committee).
Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

   Section 6.3.  Checks, etc.  All checks, demands, drafts or other orders for
the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the
name of the corporation shall be signed by such officer or officers or such
agent or agents of the corporation, and in such manner, as may be designated by
the Board of Directors or by one or more officers of the corporation named by
the Board of Directors for such purpose.

   Section 6.4.  Deposits.  All funds of the corporation not otherwise employed
shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the corporation in such
banks, trust companies and other depositaries as the Board of Directors may
select.

                      (Entire Article Renumbered 6/28/84)

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                                  ARTICLE VII
                                  -----------

                   Certificates of Stock and Their Transfer
                   ----------------------------------------

   Section 7.1.  Certificates of Stock.  Certificates of stock of the
corporation shall be in such form as may be determined by the Board of
Directors, shall be numbered and shall be entered in the books of the
corporation as they are issued.  They shall exhibit the holder's name and number
of shares and shall be signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the
Board or President or a Vice President and by the Secretary or Assistant
Secretary or the Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer.  If any stock certificate
is signed manually (a) by a transfer agent other than the corporation or its
employee or (b) by a registrar other than the corporation or its employee, any
other signature on the certificate may be a facsimile.

   In case any officer, transfer agent, or registrar who has signed or whose
facsimile has been placed upon a certificate shall have ceased to be such
officer, transfer agent or registrar before such certificate is issued, such
certificate may nevertheless be issued by the corporation with the same effect
as if he were such officer, transfer agent, or registrar at the date of issue.
All certificates properly surrendered to the corporation for transfer shall be
cancelled and no new certificates shall be issued to evidence transferred shares
until the former certificate for at least a like number of shares shall have
been surrendered and cancelled and the corporation reimbursed for any applicable
taxes on the transfer, except that in the case of a lost, destroyed or mutilated
certificate, a new one may be issued therefor upon such terms, and with such
indemnification (if any) to the corporation, as the Board of Directors may
prescribe specifically or in general terms or by delegation to a transfer agent
for the corporation. Certificates shall not be issued representing fractional
shares of stock.  (Amended 12/15/88)

   Section 7.2.  Lost Certificates.  The Board of Directors may direct a new
certificate or certificates to be issued in place of any certificate or
certificates theretofore issued by the corporation alleged to have been lost or
destroyed upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the person claiming
the certificate of stock to be lost or destroyed.  When authorizing such issue
of a new certificate or certificates, the Board of Directors may, in its
discretion and as a condition precedent to the issuance thereof, require the
owner of such lost or destroyed certificates, or his legal representative, to
advertise the same in such manner as it shall require and/or to give the
corporation a bond in such sum as it may direct as indemnity against any claim
that may be made against the corporation with respect to the certificate alleged
to have been lost or destroyed.

   Section 7.3.  Transfers.  Upon surrender to the corporation or the transfer
agent of the corporation of a certificate for shares duly endorsed or
accompanied by proper evidence of succession, assignment or authority to
transfer, it shall be the 

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duty of the corporation to issue a new certificate to the person entitled
thereto, cancel the old certificate and record the transaction upon its books.
Transfers of shares shall be made only on the books of the corporation by the
registered holder thereof or by his attorney thereunto authorized by power of
attorney and filed with the Secretary or transfer agent of the corporation.

   Section 7.4.  Registered Stockholders.  The corporation shall be entitled to
treat the holder of record of any share or shares of stock as the holder in fact
thereof and, accordingly, shall not be bound to recognize any equitable or other
claim to or interest in such share or shares on the part of any other person,
whether or not it shall have express or other notice thereof, except as
otherwise provided by the laws of Delaware.

                      (Entire Article Renumbered 6/28/84)


                                 ARTICLE VIII
                                 ------------

                                   Dividends
                                   ---------

   Section 8.1.  Declaration.  Dividends upon the capital stock of the
corporation, subject to the provisions of the certificate of incorporation, if
any, may be declared by the Board of Directors at any regular or special
meeting, pursuant to law.  Dividends may be paid in cash, in property, or in
shares of the capital stock, subject to the provisions of the certificate of
incorporation.

   Section 8.2.  Reserve.  Before payment of any dividend, there may be set
aside out of any funds of the corporation available for dividends such sum or
sums as the Directors from time to time, in their absolute discretion, think
proper as a reserve or reserves to meet contingencies, or for equalizing
dividends, or for repairing or maintaining any property of the corporation, or
such other purposes as the Directors shall think conducive to the interest of
the corporation, and the Directors may modify or abolish any such reserve in the
manner in which it was created.

                      (Entire Article Renumbered 6/28/84)


                                  ARTICLE IX
                                  ----------

                                 Miscellaneous
                                 -------------

   Section 9.1.  Fiscal Year.  Unless otherwise fixed by the resolution of the
Board of Directors, the fiscal year of the corporation shall be the calendar
year.

   Section 9.2.  Seal.  The corporate seal shall have inscribed thereon the name
of the corporation and the words "Corporate Seal, Delaware."  The seal may be
used by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed or affixed or
otherwise 

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reproduced.

   Section 9.3.  Books.  The books of the corporation may be kept (subject to
any provision contained in the statutes) outside the State of Delaware at the
offices of the corporation at Chicago, Illinois, or at such other place or
places as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.

                      (Entire Article Renumbered 6/28/84)


                                   ARTICLE X
                                   ---------

                                   Amendment
                                   ---------

   These by-laws may be altered or repealed at any regular meeting of the Board
of Directors or at any special meeting of the Board of Directors if notice of
such alteration or repeal be contained in the notice of such special meeting,
provided that no amendment of these by-laws shall conflict with the provisions
of the Certificate of Incorporation, whether relating to the number of Directors
which shall constitute the whole Board or the number of Directors of any class
or otherwise.  (Renumbered 6/28/84)

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                                                                EXHIBIT 3(ii)(b)
 
                                RESOLUTIONS OF
                           THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                        R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY

                                 November 20, 1997


Re:  Amendments of By-Laws

RESOLVED, that the By-Laws of the corporation be and hereby are amended,
effective December 1, 1997, as follows:

     The first sentence of Section 3.2 of ARTICLE III is deleted and the
     following is substituted therefor:

          "The number of Directors which shall constitute the whole Board shall
          be twelve (12) of whom four (4) shall be Directors of the First Class,
          four (4) shall be Directors of the Second Class and four (4) shall be
          Directors of the Third Class."

FURTHER RESOLVED, that effective immediately Section 4.1 of ARTICLE IV be
deleted in its entirety and the following be substituted therefor:

     "Section 4.1.  Officers and Number.  The officers of the corporation shall
     be a Chief Executive Officer, a Chairman of the Board, one or more Vice
     Chairmen, a President, one or more Executive Vice Presidents, one or more
     Business Unit Presidents, one or more Senior Vice Presidents, one or more
     Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Controller, a General Counsel,
     one or more Assistant Secretaries, one or more Assistant General Counsels,
     one or more Assistant Treasurers and one or more Assistant Controllers.
     Any two or more offices may be held by the same person except the offices
     of President and Secretary. The Board of Directors may distinguish among
     officers bearing the same title by the addition of other designations, such
     as Chief Financial Officer or the like.  The Chief Executive Officer shall
     be either the Chairman, a Vice Chairman or the President, as designated by
     the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors may elect an Honorary
     Director to the office of Honorary Chairman of the Board."

FURTHER RESOLVED, that effective immediately Section 4.13 of ARTICLE IV be
deleted and that each of the existing Sections 4.14 through 4.24 be renumbered
as Sections 4.13 through 4.23, respectively, to follow in consecutive order;
<PAGE>
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that effective immediately the new Section 4.13 (Section 4.14,
prior to the effectiveness of these resolutions) is deleted and the following is
substituted therefor:

     "Section 4.13.  Business Unit Presidents.  The Board of Directors may from
     time to time designate as Business Unit President one or more of the
     individuals who occupies the position of senior officer heading a business
     unit consisting of one or more divisions and one or more sales units and
     who reports to one or more of the senior officers of the corporation."

FURTHER RESOLVED, that effective immediately ARTICLE V is deleted and the
following is substituted therefor:

     "The Chief Executive Officer may appoint officials assigned to either a
     business unit and reporting to a Business Unit President or other business
     unit officer, or a staff or operations unit and reporting to another
     official reporting directly or indirectly to the President of the Company
     as such officers of such unit and having such titles as he shall deem
     appropriate.  Any such officer appointed by the Chief Executive Officer may
     be removed by the Chief Executive Officer whenever in his judgment the best
     interests of the corporation would be served thereby.  The term of office,
     compensation, powers and duties and other terms of employment of appointed
     officers shall be such as the Chief Executive Officer may from time to time
     deem proper, and the authority of such officers shall be limited to acts
     pertaining to the business of the unit to which they are assigned."

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                                                                    Exhibit 99.1

Media Contact:                                  Investor Contact:


William H. Lowe                                 Jonathon Singer
Vice President, Corporate Communication         Director, Investor Relations
(312) 326-7740                                  (312) 326-7754



For Immediate Release


R.R. Donnelley Strengthens Core Business Focus, Announces Stream International
Holdings Ownership Restructuring

Chicago, Dec. 16, 1997 -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE: DNY) today
announced plans to restructure its ownership in Stream International Holdings,
Inc. (SIH), reclassify a portion of the business as discontinued operations and
record a fourth-quarter charge of approximately $100 million pre-tax ($60
million after tax, or 41 cents per share) to adjust the carrying cost of the
properties.  In an unrelated action, R.R. Donnelley announced a $71 million 
pre-tax charge ($43 million after tax, or 29 cents per share) for the impairment
of assets no longer aligned with its strategic objectives.

     In April 1997, SIH was reorganized into three independent businesses:
Stream International, which provides outsource technical support services;
Corporate Software & Technology, a software resale and technology services
company; and Modus Media International, a global manufacturing and fulfillment
business.

     Under the plan announced today, R.R. Donnelley will convert its current
equity and debt positions in SIH into approximately 87 percent of the shares of
common stock in both Stream International and Corporate Software & Technology,
and non-voting preferred stock in Modus Media.  Bain Capital, a minority
shareholder of SIH, together with management of the companies will assume
operating responsibility for Corporate Software & Technology to facilitate the
management and planned divestiture of that company, and will assume operating
control of Modus Media.  R.R. Donnelley will reclassify Corporate Software &
Technology and Modus Media as discontinued operations and reclassify its prior
three years' consolidated financial statements.
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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Strengthens Core Business Focus,
Announces Stream International Holdings Ownership Restructuring
Page 2


     Stream International has previously announced plans to become public
through an initial offering of common shares.  Upon completion of the offering,
R.R. Donnelley's interest in Stream International will be reduced to less than
50 percent and the company will change its method of accounting for Stream
International from consolidation to the equity method.

     "Today's actions, along with our recently announced management
reorganization, further demonstrate that we are committed to our strategy of
focusing on our core businesses," said Cheryl A. Francis, executive vice
president and chief financial officer of R.R. Donnelley.  "The reorganization
frees resources, time and attention to build on our printing industry
leadership."

     The $71 million pre-tax impairment charge will cover the cessation of
activities no longer aligned with the company's strategic focus, including the
development of certain manufacturing information systems, the pending sale of
its Coris content-management software subsidiary, the shut-down of its book
fulfillment operations and the closing of a development office in Singapore.
Cash outlays associated with this charge are expected to total approximately $17
million.

     "Combined with the reorganization of our interest in SIH, these actions
represent significant progress in the disposition of assets and discontinuation
of activities that do not contribute to our core print businesses," Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer William L. Davis said.  "By exiting non-strategic
ventures we have generated approximately $60 million in cash during the course
of this year to supplement the strong cash flow generated by our core print
businesses.  We also have reduced capital spending significantly from the levels
originally expected for 1997.  With our enhanced focus and capital discipline,
we expect core-business cash generation to accelerate in 1998 as our return on
investment improves."

     R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (1996 print-related sales: $4.9 billion) is a
world leader in managing, reproducing and distributing print and digital
information for the publishing, retailing, merchandising and information-
technology markets.  It specializes in the production of catalogs, inserts,
magazines, books, directories and financial documentation.  Founded in Chicago
in 1864, the company employs approximately 28,000 people in its printing
operations in North America and worldwide.

                                   #   #   #

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                                                                    Exhibit 99.2

          Pro Forma Financial Information

     The accompanying Pro Forma Consolidated Income Statements for the nine
months ended September 30, 1997 and 1996 and the years ended December 31, 1996,
1995 and 1994, and the Pro Forma Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30,
1997 are based on historical financial statements, adjusted to give effect to
the intended disposal of Corporate Software & Technology and Modus Media
International as though it had occurred at the beginning of the period
presented. The pro forma financial information should be read in conjunction
with the historical financial statements and related notes thereto. The pro
forma financial information is not necessarily indicative of the results that
would have been attained had the disposal occurred in the earlier period.

 
                R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          PRO FORMA INCOME STATEMENT
                   (Thousands of dollars, except share data)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                Nine months ended September 30, 1997
                                            ---------------------------------------------
                                                            Discontinued
                                            Consolidated     Operations       Pro Forma
                                            ------------    -------------    ------------
                                              current                        Presentation
                                            ------------                     ------------
<S>                                         <C>             <C>              <C>
Net sales                                    $4,537,584      $(1,089,544)     $3,448,040
Cost of sales                                 3,754,436         (968,865)      2,785,571
                                             ----------      -----------      ----------
Gross profit                                    783,148         (120,679)        662,469
Selling and administrative expenses             528,151         (151,944)        376,207
                                             ----------      -----------      ----------
Earnings from operations                        254,997           31,265         286,262
Other income (expense):
 Interest expense                               (67,262)               -         (67,262)
 Other income (expense), net                     28,039           (9,352)         18,687
                                             ----------      -----------      ----------
Earnings before income taxes                    215,774           21,913         237,687
Provision for income taxes                       76,600             (254)         76,346 
                                             ----------      -----------      ----------
Income from continuing operations               139,174          (22,167)        161,341
Income from discontinued operations,
 net of income taxes                                  -          (22,167)        (22,167)
                                             ----------      -----------      ----------
Net income                                   $  139,174      $         -      $  139,174
                                             ==========      ===========      ==========

Per common share:
 Continuing operations                       $     0.95      $        15      $     1.10
 Discontinued operations                              -             (.15)           (.15)
                                             ----------      -----------      ----------
 Net income                                  $     0.95      $         -      $     0.95
                                             ==========      ===========      ==========
</TABLE>

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<PAGE>
 
                R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          PRO FORMA INCOME STATEMENT
                   (Thousands of dollars, except share data)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                            Nine months ended September 30, 1996
                                                         -------------------------------------------
                                                                         Discontinued
                                                         Consolidated     Operations      Pro Forma
                                                         -------------------------------------------
<S>                                                      <C>             <C>              <C>
Net sales                                                $4,697,316      $(1,068,839)     $3,628,477
Cost of sales                                             3,883,249         (953,996)      2,929,253
                                                         ----------      -----------      ----------
Gross profit                                                814,067         (114,843)        699,224
Selling and administrative expenses                         520,692         (131,593)        389,099
Restructuring charges                                       560,632         (118,924)        441,708
                                                         ----------      -----------      ----------
Loss from operations                                       (267,257)         135,674        (131,583)
Other income (expense):
 Interest expense                                           (71,614)               -         (71,614)
 Gain on stock offerings of subsidiaries                     44,158                -          44,158
 Other income (expense), net                                 30,757          (18,180)         12,577
                                                         ----------      -----------      ----------
Loss before income taxes                                   (263,956)         117,494        (146,462)
Provision for income taxes                                   (9,182)          35,492          26,310
                                                         ----------      -----------      ----------
Loss from continuing operations                            (254,774)          82,002        (172,772)
Loss from discontinued operations,
 net of income taxes                                              -          (82,002)        (82,002)
                                                         ----------      -----------      ----------
Net loss                                                 $ (254,774)     $         -      $ (254,774)
                                                         ==========      ===========      ==========

Per common share:
 Continuing operations                                   $    (1.66)     $      0.53      $    (1.13)
 Discontinued operations                                          -            (0.53)          (0.53)
                                                         ----------      -----------      ----------
 Net loss                                                $    (1.66)     $         -      $    (1.66)
                                                         ==========      ===========      ==========
</TABLE>

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<PAGE>
<TABLE>

                R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          PRO FORMA INCOME STATEMENT
                   (Thousands of dollars, except share data)


                                                      Year ended December 31, 1996
                                              --------------------------------------------
                                                               Discontinued
                                              Consolidated      Operations      Pro Forma
                                              ------------     ------------     ----------
<S>                                           <C>              <C>              <C>
Net sales                                      $6,559,554      $(1,526,369)     $5,033,185
Cost of sales                                   5,436,555       (1,374,297)      4,062,258
                                               ----------      -----------      ----------
Gross profit                                    1,122,999         (152,072)        970,927
Selling and administrative expenses               698,343         (180,076)        518,267
Restructuring charges                             560,632         (118,924)        441,708
                                               ----------      -----------      ----------
(Loss) earnings from operations                  (135,976)         146,928          10,952
Other income (expense):
 Interest expense                                 (95,482)               -         (95,482)
 Gain on stock offerings of subsidiaries           80,041                -          80,041
 Other income (expense), net                       40,940          (24,139)         16,801
                                               ----------      -----------      ----------
(Loss) earnings before income taxes              (110,477)         122,789          12,312
Provision for income taxes                         47,146           36,634          83,780
                                               ----------      -----------      ----------
Loss from continuing operations                  (157,623)          86,155         (71,468)
Loss from discontinued operations,
 net of income taxes                                    -          (86,155)        (86,155)
                                               ----------      -----------      ----------
Net loss                                       $ (157,623)     $         -      $ (157,623)
                                               ==========      ===========      ==========

Per common share
 Continuing operations                         $    (1.04)     $      0.57      $    (0.47)
 Discontinued operations                                -            (0.57)          (0.57)
                                               ----------      -----------      ----------
 Net loss                                      $    (1.04)     $         -      $    (1.04)
                                               ==========      ===========      ==========
</TABLE>
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                R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          PRO FORMA INCOME STATEMENT
                   (Thousands of dollars, except share data)

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                       Year ended  December 31, 1995
                                                               --------------------------------------------
                                                                               Discontinued
                                                               Consolidated     Operations        Pro Forma
                                                               ------------    ------------     -----------
<S>                                                            <C>              <C>              <C>
Net Sales                                                        $6,413,213     $(1,363,616)     $5,049,597
Cost of sales                                                     5,203,821      (1,166,296)      4,037,525
                                                                 ----------     -----------      ----------
Gross profit                                                      1,209,392        (197,320)      1,012,072
Selling and administrative expenses                                 649,983        (152,581)        497,402
                                                                 ----------     -----------      ----------
Earnings from operations                                            559,409         (44,739)        514,670
Other income (expense):
  Interest expense                                                 (109,759)              -        (109,759)
  Other income (expense), net                                       (10,118)          4,247          (5,871)
                                                                 ----------     -----------      ----------
Earnings before income taxes                                        439,532         (40,492)        399,040
Provision for income taxes                                          140,739         (17,651)        123,088
                                                                 ----------     -----------      ----------
Income from continuing operations                                   298,793         (22,841)        275,952
Income from discontinued operations,
  net of income taxes                                                     -          22,841          22,841
                                                                 ----------     -----------      ----------
Net income                                                       $  298,793     $         -      $  298,793
                                                                 ==========     ===========      ==========

Per common share:
  Continuing operations                                          $     1.95     $      (.15)     $     1.80
  Discontinued operations                                                 -             .15            0.15
                                                                 ----------     -----------      ----------
  Net income                                                     $     1.95     $         -      $     1.95
                                                                 ==========     ===========      ==========
</TABLE>



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<PAGE>


                R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          PRO FORMA INCOME STATEMENT
                   (Thousands of dollars, except share data)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                         Year ended December 31, 1994
                                                -------------------------------------------
                                                                 Discontinued
                                                Consolidated      Operations      Pro Forma
                                                ------------     ------------    ----------
<S>                                             <C>               <C>            <C>
Net sales                                       $4,839,085        $(626,025)     $4,213,060
Cost of sales                                    3,888,793         (517,221)      3,371,572
                                                ----------        ---------      ----------
Gross profit                                       950,292         (108,804)        841,488
Selling and administrative expenses                490,861          (76,898)        413,963
                                                ----------        ---------      ----------
Earnings from operations                           459,431          (31,906)        427,525
Other income (expense):
 Interest expense                                  (53,493)               -         (53,493)
 Other income (expense), net                       (10,934)            (220)        (11,154)
                                                ----------        ---------      ----------
Earnings before income taxes                       395,004          (32,126)        362,878
Provision for income taxes                         126,401          (12,850)        113,551
                                                ----------        ---------      ----------
Income from continuing operations                  268,603          (19,276)        249,327
Income from discontinued operations,
 net of income taxes                                     -           19,276          19,276
                                                ----------        ---------      ----------
Net income                                      $  268,603        $       -      $  268,603
                                                ==========        =========      ==========

Per common share:
 Continuing operations                          $     1.75        $    (.13)     $     1.62
 Discontinued operations                                 -              .13             .13
                                                ----------        ---------      ----------
 Net income                                     $     1.75        $       -      $     1.75
                                                ==========        =========      ==========
</TABLE>
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<PAGE>

                R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                     PRO FORMA CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
                            (Thousands of dollars)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                            As of September 30, 1997
                                                  -------------------------------------------
                                                                  Discontinued                       Loss on
                                                  Consolidated     Operations      Subtotal         Disposal(a)     Pro-forma
                                                  ------------    ------------    -----------      ------------    -----------
<S>                                               <C>             <C>             <C>              <C>             <C>
ASSETS
Cash and equivalents                              $    66,462      $ (18,839)     $    47,623       $              $    47,623
Receivables, net                                    1,145,852       (320,416)         825,436                          825,436
Inventories, net                                      299,571        (59,562)         240,009                          240,009
Prepaid expenses                                      117,653        (21,207)          96,446                           96,446
                                                  -----------      ---------      -----------       ---------      -----------
     Total current assets                           1,629,538       (420,024)       1,209,514                        1,209,514
Property, plant and equipment at cost               4,452,690       (232,482)       4,220,208                        4,220,208
Accumulated depreciation                           (2,485,486)       129,582       (2,355,904)                      (2,355,904)
                                                  -----------      ---------      -----------       ---------      -----------
     Net property, plant, and equipment             1,967,204       (102,900)       1,864,304                        1,864,304
Goodwill and other intangibles, net                   498,361        (93,296)         405,065                          405,065
Other noncurrent assets                               662,526        (48,666)         613,860                          613,860
Net assets of discontinued operations                       -        341,811          341,811        (100,000)         241,811
                                                  -----------      ---------      -----------       ---------      -----------
     Total assets                                 $ 4,757,629      $(323,075)     $ 4,434,554       $(100,000)     $ 4,334,554
                                                  ===========      =========      ===========       =========      ===========

LIABILITIES
Accounts payable                                  $   459,551      $(165,816)     $   293,735                      $   293,735
Accrued compensation                                  187,644        (22,897)         164,747                          164,747
Current and deferred income taxes                      81,884         (4,123)          77,761                           77,761
Other accrued liabilities                             342,729        (88,193)         254,536                          254,536
Short-term debt                                        33,296              -           33,296                           33,296
                                                  -----------      ---------      -----------       ---------      -----------
     Total current liabilities                      1,105,104       (281,029)         824,075                          824,075
Deferred income taxes                                 251,908          7,470          259,378         (40,000)         219,378
Long-term debt                                      1,330,919              -        1,330,919                        1,330,919
Other noncurrent liabilities                          411,013        (49,516)         361,497                          361,497
Shareholders' equity:
  Common stock                                        320,962              -          320,962                          320,962
  Retained earnings                                 1,523,941              -        1,523,941         (60,000)       1,463,941
  Unearned compensation                               (10,780)             -          (10,780)                         (10,780)
  Reacquired common stock                            (175,438)             -         (175,438)                        (175,438)
                                                  -----------      ---------      -----------       ---------      -----------
     Total shareholders' equity                     1,658,685              -        1,658,685         (60,000)       1,598,685
                                                  -----------      ---------      -----------       ---------      -----------
     Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 4,757,629      $(323,075)     $ 4,434,554       $(100,000)     $ 4,334,554
                                                  ===========      =========      ===========       =========      ===========
</TABLE>

(a)  Adjustments reflect the fourth quarter charge to adjust the carrying value
     of the discontinued operations.

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