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WestRock Completes Acquisition of Schlüter Print Pharma Packaging

ATLANTA (September 4, 2018) -- WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Schlüter Print Pharma Packaging, a German-based supplier of a full range of leaflets and booklets.

Schlüter will become part of WestRock’s Multi Packaging Solutions business. The acquisition will expand WestRock’s ability to provide winning solutions to healthcare packaging clients in Europe.

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