Neenah Paper

John O'Donnell Appointed CEO in Accordance with Announced Succession Plan

Neenah Paper, Inc. today announced that the Company's Board of Directors formally appointed John O'Donnell as Chief Executive Officer effective May 18 as part of its previously announced executive succession plan. Mr. O'Donnell, who was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, assumes the position from Sean Erwin, who is retiring as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Erwin will remain on Neenah Paper's Board of Directors as its Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. O'Donnell was appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2010 when the succession plan was announced and was elected to the Board at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today.