International Paper Elects Ilene Gordon to Board of Directors

June 12, 2012 - International Paper has elected Ilene S. Gordon to its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2012.

Ms. Gordon, age 58, is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingredion Incorporated (formerly Corn Products International), a publicly traded global ingredient solutions company, a position she has held since May 2009.

Ms. Gordon has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto's Alcan Packaging, a multinational company engaged in the production of flexible and specialty packaging, and has served in various senior executive roles at Alcan Packaging and Tenneco Inc.

"Ilene brings to our board of directors a deep understanding of our industry combined with broad international experience. We are extremely pleased to have her join the company," said John Faraci, Chairman and CEO.

Ms. Gordon holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT") and a master's degree in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

With the election of Ms. Gordon, the size of the Board is now 10 members.

SOURCE: International Paper Company