MeadWestvaco Elects Gracia Martore to Board of Directors

Feb. 28, 2012 - MeadWestvaco has elected Gracia C. Martore a director of the company.

Ms. Martore, 60 years old, is president and chief executive officer of Gannett Co., a leading media and marketing solutions company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing companies.

Martore joined Gannett in 1985 as assistant treasurer. She became a vice president in the treasury group in 1993 and added investor relations duties in 1995. Martore was named treasurer and vice president, investor relations in 1998. She was promoted to senior vice president of finance in addition to her treasurerís responsibilities in 2001.

In 2003, Martore became senior vice president and chief financial officer and was appointed to Gannettís management committee. In 2005, she became executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 2010, Martore was named president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Gannett, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry.

As a member of the MWV board of directors, Ms. Martoreís duties will include her participation on the audit committee and the finance committee.

Martore serves on the boards of directors of Gannett Co. Inc. and FM Global and the advisory board of Florence Crittendon.

A former Wellesley Scholar for academic excellence, Ms. Martore graduated from Wellesley College in 1973.

SOURCE: MeadWestvaco Corp.