International Paper's John Faraci to Receive Executive Honor During Paper Week

Feb 6, 2006 - PaperAge magazine announced that John V. Faraci, chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper, has been named “Executive Papermaker of the Year.” Mr. Faraci will be honored at a ceremony in New York City on April 10.

Since 1988, PaperAge has annually selected recipients of its Executive Papermaker of the Year award based on corporate vision, strategic objectives and strong leadership both within the individual's company and in the industry as a whole.

The award ceremony will take place on Monday evening, April 10, at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel during the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) Paper Week Convention (www.paperweek.org).

Mr. Faraci has served as chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper since November 2003. He had previously served in leadership positions including president, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and chief executive officer and managing director of Carter Holt Harvey Limited in New Zealand.

Mr. Faraci, 55, has been a director of International Paper since Feb. 11, 2003. Additionally, he serves on the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the National Park Foundation, the Citigroup International Advisory Council, and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. He is a member of the Business Round Table, the Denison University Board of Trustees and the Sustainable Forestry Board. In 2005, he was elected to the board of directors of United Technologies Corporation.

About International Paper
Headquartered in the United States, International Paper is the world's largest paper and forest products company. Businesses include paper, packaging, and forest products. As one of the largest private forest landowners in the world, the company manages its forests under the principles of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program, a system that ensures the continual planting, growing and harvesting of trees while protecting wildlife, plants, soil, air and water quality.

About PaperAge
PaperAge is a leading business-to-business trade publication with an editorial focus on the global pulp, paper and paper converting industries. Based in Hingham, Massachusetts, PaperAge is published bi-monthly and is distributed worldwide. For further information, visit www.paperage.com.

SOURCE: PaperAge

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