MeadWestvaco Completes Acquisition of Ruby Macons

Dec. 4, 2012 - MeadWestvaco Corporation said that it has completed the purchase of Ruby Macons Limited. The India-based producer of high-quality corrugated packaging materials becomes a central component of MWVs packaging platform in India and a key element of the companys plans to grow in emerging markets.

The transaction was completed on Nov. 30, 2012 and financial results for Ruby Macons will now be reported as part of MWVs Industrial Packaging segment.

Ruby Macons is the market leader in corrugated packaging materials in India. The company currently produces over 150,000 tons of containerboard annually at two mills containing three paper machines in and around the city of Vapi, Gujarat. These assets, as well as a significant expansion project underway, will significantly increase capacity and accelerate MWVs profitable growth in this fast growing region, MeadWestvaco said.

We are excited to welcome Ruby Macons into the MWV family, marking an important step forward in our long-term commitment to growth in India, said Peter C. Durette, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for MWV, who oversees the companys business in India.

Under the terms of the deal, all Ruby Macons employees will become MWV India employees and the Ruby Macons management team will remain in place, including Mr. Ashraf Nathani, managing director, Ruby Macons, who becomes vice chairman and president of the business.

The acquisition of Ruby Macons expands MWVs presence in industrial packaging in India, which also includes a converting facility in Pune making rigid, humidity-resistant corrugated packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, consumer goods, household appliances and pharmaceuticals. MWV also delivers innovative packaging solutions for a variety of consumer goods markets in India, including Healthcare, Beauty & Personal Care, Home & Garden, and Beverage. It also markets specialty chemicals for asphalt paving and other specialty chemicals markets.

SOURCE: MeadWestvaco Corp.

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