BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH) announced that it has been awarded SAS 70 Type II Certification. The Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 certification is the latest demonstration of BBH's ongoing commitment to internal controls and security of customer information. The widely recognized "SAS 70 Audit" represents that a service organization has had its control objectives and control activities examined and certified by an independent accounting and auditing firm. The examination conducted at BBH included not only operational process controls, but also security and information technology processes at Business Continuity Production Services (BCPS) facilities in Bethlehem, Pa. and Wheeling, Ill.

"We are very pleased that our two production facilities have achieved this thorough security certification," said John Tarascio, BBH chief operating officer. "What this means for our customers is that their data and information will be handled with the utmost integrity and quality — allowing them to satisfy industry and regulatory requirements by leveraging our advanced infrastructure."

The SAS 70 certification is a standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that is internationally recognized as a designation of rigorous internal controls. SAS 70 Type I certification reports on a company's controls in operation, while Type II certification also tests an organization's operating effectiveness over a period of time to demonstrate consistent compliance with the controls.

SAS 70 removes barriers of indecision and uncertainty for potential customers who are considering using a service-delivery model. Public companies regulated by Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) must prove that their internal controls and procedures are entirely reliable, and technology infrastructure is a key component of that requirement. These companies are asking the same questions of their suppliers that their auditors are asking them, making SAS 70 certification an important requirement in the vendor selection process.

BBH's unique process-based approach with SAS 70 Type II certification, PCI Level 1 compliance and ISO 9001:2008 certification gives its customers confidence and peace of mind while assuring continuous improvement in achieving the highest levels of quality.

Headquartered in Wheeling, Ill., BÖWE BELL + HOWELL is a leading provider of high-performance document management solutions and services. The company's complete portfolio of inserting, sorting, plastic card, integrity, cutting, packaging, print-on-demand and software solutions is the most comprehensive product offering for paper-based and digital mail communications. For further information on BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, please visit www.bowebellhowell.com.

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