Graphic Packaging CFO, Daniel Blount, to Retire in 2015

Dan Blount

Oct. 2, 2014 - Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Chief Financial Officer Daniel Blount has elected to retire on March 1, 2015, after 16 years of dedicated service with the Company.

"Dan has been a valuable and strategic member of the leadership team. The Company has significantly benefited from his leadership related to capital markets, cash management, acquisitions and divestitures," said David Scheible, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He has been a great partner through the years and his experience and expertise will be missed. We wish him all the best as he moves into retirement."

Stephen Scherger, previously Senior Vice President - Consumer Packaging Division, has been named Senior Vice President – Finance, effective October 1, 2014, as part of the Company's succession plan.

Scherger will be appointed Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2015. Blount will remain as Special Advisor until March 1, 2015.

Scherger has over two decades of global packaging experience including numerous general management, financial and strategy roles.

"Steve's business and financial leadership, including responsibility for the Company's largest operating business unit since April 2012, have uniquely positioned him to be our Chief Financial Officer," added Scheible. "His combination of skills will strongly complement our growth agenda, and we welcome him in to this critical role."

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft, coated-recycled boxboard and specialty packaging. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Graphic Packaging Holding Company