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Press Releases

March 31, 2021

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Announces Protection of 64-Acres of Forest Donated by WestRock

Following the generous donation from WestRock Company, MHLC will ensure the land’s permanent protection.

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March 26, 2021

WestRock Announces Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter fiscal 2021 results, as well as other topics, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 8:30 am ET.

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March 2, 2021

WestRock Announces Chief Executive Officer Succession Steven C. Voorhees to Step Down as Chief Executive Officer; Board of Directors Elects David B. Sewell as Successor

WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced today that Steven C. Voorhees has decided to step down from his position as president and chief executive officer and a director of the Company for health reasons, effective March 15, 2021.

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March 1, 2021

Heinz UK Launches Recyclable Paperboard Multipack from WestRock

Heinz is first to market with WestRock’s new, patent-pending packaging innovation which offers a sustainable, robust, and convenient alternative to single-use plastic shrink wrap packaging.

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February 26, 2021

WestRock Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conference

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced its participation in the Bank of America Securities 2021 Global Agriculture and Materials Conference on March 4, 2021.

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February 9, 2021

WestRock Announces Sale of Summerville, S.C., Sawmill to Interfor

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement, pursuant to which WestRock will sell its sawmill located in Summerville, South Carolina, to Interfor Corporation (TSX: IFP) for cash consideration of $59 million.

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April 2, 2021

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Announces Protection of 64-Acres of Forest Donated by WestRock

Following the generous donation from WestRock Company, MHLC will ensure the land’s permanent protection.

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April 1, 2021

PPC honours former WestRock CEO Steven C. Voorhees with Robert T. Gair Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has selected Steven C. Voorhees, former CEO of WestRock, as the recipient of its 2021 Robert T. Gair Award.

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April 1, 2021

What to Expect from Sustainable Packaging Innovation in 2021

In a recent survey, nearly 75 percent of consumers worldwide said they would be willing to pay more for products in sustainable packaging. As interest grows, so does innovation. WestRock's Chief Sustainability Officer Brandi Colander discusses the company's role in working toward a more circular future, one step at a time, by leveraging pivotal collaborations and celebrating incremental successes.

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March 29, 2021

On the path to a circular economy, there's no straight line

According to WestRock's Chief Sustainability Officer Brandi Colander, WestRock and the packaging industry is in an important position, not only to embody sustainable change, but innovate for it in a way that encourages customers to adapt to a more sustainable packaging model.

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March 16, 2021

Heinz UK Launches Recyclable Paperboard Multipack to Replace LDPE Shrink

The new Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve design by WestRock features a robust and convenient handle that enables consumers to carry multiple cans of Heinz Soups, Beanz, and Pasta products without plastic shrink film.

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March 2, 2021

WestRock CEO Steven C. Voorhees to step down; David B. Sewell to be successor

WestRock announced that Steven C. Voorhees has decided to step down from his position as president and chief executive officer and a director of the Company for health reasons, effective March 15, 2021.

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