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International Paper Announces Retirements, New Assignments

Nov. 2, 2009 (Press Release) - International Paper today announced several retirements and new assignments among its senior management.

Printing & Communications Papers and IP Latin America

Wayne Brafford, senior vice president, Printing & Communications Papers, announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2009. With Brafford's retirement, Mark Sutton, currently senior vice president of Global Supply Chain, will become senior vice president, Printing & Communications Papers the Americas. Sutton began his career with IP in 1984 and also has served as vice president of European Container, vice president of strategic planning and senior vice president of global supply chain.

Consumer Packaging and IP Asia

Mike Balduino, senior vice president, Consumer Packaging, and Tom Gestrich, senior vice president and president, IP Asia, also announced their retirements, effective Dec. 31, 2009. With their retirements, Tom Kadien, currently senior vice president and president, xpedx, will become senior vice president, Consumer Packaging and IP Asia, with responsibility for the company's Coated Paperboard, Foodservice, Shorewood Packaging and IP Asia businesses. Kadien has been with IP more than 30 years and has held additional leadership positions in the company's Papers and IP Europe businesses.

xpedx

Mary Laschinger, currently senior vice president and president, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, will become senior vice president and president, xpedx. Laschinger has been with IP since 1992 and has held leadership positions in Specialty Papers, Pulp and Wood Products.

IP Europe

Maximo Pacheco, currently senior vice president and president of IP Brazil and Latin America, will become senior vice president and president, IP Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. Pacheco has been with the company since 1994 and also has held executive leadership roles in Carter Holt Harvey Chile as well as IP Latin America.

In announcing the organizational changes, Chairman and CEO John Faraci said, "Mike Balduino, Wayne Brafford and Tom Gestrich have each made many significant and lasting contributions to International Paper throughout their careers. While they will certainly be missed, their planned retirements give other members of our senior management team opportunities to broaden their experience base and contribute to the future success of International Paper."

SOURCE: International Paper




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