International Paper, Temple-Inland Extend DOJ Review Period

Jan. 30, 2012 - International Paper Company and Temple-Inland Inc. on Friday (Jan. 27) announced that they have agreed to extend the U.S. Department of Justice's ("DOJ") review period with respect to International Paper's acquisition of Temple-Inland until February 13, 2012 to provide the parties with time to enter into binding documentation to resolve the DOJ's concerns with respect to the pending transaction.

International Paper Chairman and CEO John Faraci said, "We have been working constructively with the DOJ to address their concerns and anticipate entering into a definitive agreement on terms that are acceptable to all parties. The acquisition of Temple-Inland is a compelling value proposition for International Paper shareholders, and will create numerous benefits for our customers and employees."

SOURCE: International Paper