RockTenn Announces Operational Organization Changes

RockTenn (NYSE: RKT) announces the following changes to its operational organization after the completion of its recent acquisition of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation:

Mike Kiepura has been named President, Consumer Packaging. Kiepura will continue to lead the Company's Consumer Packaging businesses, Coated Paperboard and Folding Carton, and will now have oversight responsibility for the Company's Merchandising Displays and Specialty Paperboard businesses, which will now be reported as part of the Company's Consumer Packaging Segment.

Jim Porter has been named President, Corrugated Packaging and Recycling. Porter will have leadership responsibility for the Company's Corrugated Packaging, Containerboard and Recycling and Waste Solutions businesses.

"Mike and Jim are outstanding leaders, consistently leading our businesses in producing outstanding results," said Jim Rubright, RockTenn's Chairman and CEO. "Our acquisition of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. provides Mike and Jim the opportunity to create value for our shareholders on a much larger scale given the significant increase in the scale of our business and the much broader opportunities before us."

About RockTenn


RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions, with annualized net sales of approximately $10 billion. RockTenn's 26,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time. The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and China.

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