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Press Releases

January 10, 2022

Grupo Modelo Partners With WestRock and Grupo Gondi in Transition to CanCollar® Eco Packaging, Eliminating Over 100 Tons¹ of Plastic Waste

The beer brewing company is the first in the Americas to adopt the WestRock CanCollar® Eco technology, investing roughly 4 million USD in sustainable packaging

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December 16, 2021

Asahi Breweries to Become First Japanese User of WestRock CanCollar® Eco Packaging, Resulting in up to 81% Material Reduction

New packaging for 6-can packs of Asahi Super Dry brands in test market across Japan as of Oct. 19th, with a goal of large-scale rollout to all 6-can packs from 2023.

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November 17, 2021

WestRock Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for Second Consecutive Year

Inclusion Demonstrates WestRock’s Unwavering Commitment to Imagining and Delivering on the Promise of a Sustainable Future

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November 9, 2021

WestRock Reports Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter Results: Record Net Sales of $5.1 Billion Up 14%

WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated, sustainable paper and packaging solutions, today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2021.

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November 1, 2021

WestRock Again Honored for Innovative Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

Company Receives 14 Awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, Including Sustainability Award of the Year

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October 28, 2021

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

Member companies recognized for outstanding efforts to improve workplace safety and the environment.

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January 12, 2022

Huntsman announces changes to board of directors

Huntsman Corporation appointed David Sewell, CEO of WestRock, to its board of directors.

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January 10, 2022

Grupo Modelo Partners With WestRock and Grupo Gondi in Transition to CanCollar® Eco Packaging, Eliminating Over 100 Tons1 of Plastic Waste

(Press Release) In a partnership with WestRock and Grupo Gondi, Grupo Modelo is investing roughly 4 million dollars in the sustainable, fiber-based CanCollar® Eco solution. The partnership aims to help advance the beer company’s sustainability goals by eliminating its use of plastic rings in Mexico.

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January 5, 2022

Tennessee to Expand Wildlife Area by 1,000 Acres

Tennessee’s Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area officially just got bigger by 1,000 acres thanks to donations from the WestRock Foundation and other partners.

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January 4, 2022

Omicron scrambles metro Atlanta employers' office plans

WestRock indicated they are continuing to monitor the situation but so far have not shifted plans and is allowing office staffers to work from corporate spaces or remotely.

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December 30, 2021

Hazen Paper wins 2021 International Award for Excellence in Holography

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) honored Hazen Paper for the second year in a row for “Best Applied Decorative/Packaging Product” at the 2021 Excellence in Holography Awards. The custom hologram was originated in Hazen’s holographic laser lab, micro-embossed and transfer-metallized onto 12-point WestRock Tango C2S using Hazen’s Envirofoil process.

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December 28, 2021

Claremont saw $140 million in industrial investment in 2021

In 2021, Claremont, N.C., had a banner year with four major local companies announcing expansions. Total investment was about $140 million, including WestRock's plans to spend $47 million to build a 285,000-square-foot expansion of its existing manufacturing facility on Heart Drive in Claremont. The expansion will create 50 new jobs.

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