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Press Releases

November 27, 2018

WestRock Prices $1.5 Billion of Senior Notes

The offering is expected to close on December 3, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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November 6, 2018

WestRock Honored for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

Company Receives 12 Awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, Including Inaugural Digital Application of the Year Award

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November 5, 2018

WestRock Reports Strong Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter Results

WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.

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November 2, 2018

WestRock Completes Acquisition of KapStone

“I am pleased that we have completed the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging, and I welcome our new teammates to WestRock,” said Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer of WestRock.

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October 30, 2018

U.S. Department of Justice Clears WestRock’s Acquisition of KapStone

WestRock Company and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared WestRock’s pending acquisition of KapStone through Whiskey Holdco, Inc.

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October 26, 2018

WestRock Increases Dividend 5.8% to New Annualized Rate of $1.82 Per Share

“WestRock has returned $2.3 billion in capital to stockholders and increased our dividend by more than 20% over the last three years,” said Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer.

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In the News

November 30, 2018

Yes, live Christmas trees are fine. Yes, you must recycle them.

Westrock partners with local litter prevention organizations for one of the country’s best Christmas tree recycling program

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November 27, 2018

packagePRINTING: Staying Ahead of the Curve in Changing Times

While consumers continue to expect more from their packaging, it’s more important now than ever for package printers and converters to keep up with, and respond to, these preferences in other to build trust and loyalty. WestRock’s 2018 Packaging Matters study uncovers some of the most important packaging attributes to consumers.

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November 28, 2018

Shopper Marketing Magazine: Retailers Must Suit Their Customers’ Preferences

To be successful in brick-and-mortar retail, retailers must find ways to meet consumers where they are through tempting engagement, customization and differentiation. Leon Nicholas, vice president of retail insights and solutions at WestRock, explains how to be successful in these key areas.

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November 26, 2018

Fast Company: Starbucks recycled 25 million old paper coffee cups into new cups

WestRock worked with Starbucks and two other partners to prove that paper cups can be recycled despite their poly-coated liner, a popular misconception.

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November 12, 2018

The Fernandina Observer: WestRock celebrates 80th anniversary of Fernandina Beach mill

WestRock’s paper mill in Fernandina Beach, Florida, the first mill built in the area in 1938, celebrated its 80th anniversary with 468 employees in October.

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November 13, 2018

WhatTheyThink.com: Consumers Love Packaging More Than Ever

WestRock’s 2018 Packaging Matters data shows consumers “love packaging more than ever,” as consumer satisfaction with product packaging has increased by 46% over six years. Brands are tracking and responding to consumer preferences and what most impacts their shopping decisions including functionality, trust and aesthetics.

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Product News and Awards