International Paper Completes Mill Divestitures
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced that it has finalized the sale of its Ontario and Oxnard, California containerboard mills to New-Indy Containerboard LLC, along with its New Johnsonville, Tennessee containerboard mill to Hood Container Corporation. By completing these transactions, the company satisfies its divestiture obligations under its February 2012 settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement agreement, in which the company agreed to divest the three mills, was entered into in connection with the company’s acquisition of Temple-Inland.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company’s North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2011 were $26 billion. Temple-Inland Inc., which was acquired in February 2012, had 2011 net sales of $4 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.
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