MeadWesvaco Sells Envelope Products Group to Cenveo

Nov. 30, 2010 - MeadWestvaco (MWV) late yesterday said that it has agreed to sell its Envelope Products Group to Cenveo, Inc., a leading graphic communications company based in Stamford, Connecticut (USA).

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MWV said the divestiture of the Envelope Products Group, which is part of MWV’s Consumer & Office Products business, to Cenveo will better position the business for continued growth and success.

The sale is expected to close at the end of 2010.

“The Envelope Products Group has built its leading position and strong reputation on producing high quality envelope products to meet a variety of business customer needs,” said Neil McLachlan, president, MWV Consumer & Office Products. “This is an important step in achieving the next level of growth for the Envelope business.”

“Cenveo is focused on expanding its envelope platform, and adding the Envelope Products Group underscores our continued strategic growth plan for the business,” said Robert G. Burton, Sr., chairman and CEO of Cenveo. “We look forward to a seamless integration of our business and servicing our customers with an enhanced array of products and services that is unparalleled in the market.

"We believe that this acquisition will be accretive to Cenveo’s earnings in the first year of combined operations,” he added

The Envelope Products Group has approximately 910 employees in the U.S. and all are expected to transition to Cenveo.

Labor agreements will remain in place at Envelope Products Group locations.

SOURCE: MeadWestvaco Corp.