Bemis Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend; Elects New Board Member

  Bemis Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend; Elects New Board Member

Business Wire

NEENAH, Wis. -- November 01, 2012

The Board of Directors of Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) has declared a
regular quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend is payable
December 3, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on
November 15, 2012.

The Board of Directors also announced that David T. Szczupak was elected to
the Board of Directors of Bemis Company, Inc. at today’s Board of Director’s

Mr. Szczupak is currently Executive Vice President of Global Product
Organization at Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), a position he has held
since 2008. Previously, he worked as Chief Operating Officer of Dura
Automotive Systems, a $2 billion international automotive supplier, from 2006
to 2008. Prior to 2006, Mr. Szczupak worked at Ford Motor Company for 22 years
in a variety of leadership roles including Group Vice President of
Manufacturing. Mr. Szczupak will serve on the Audit Committee of Bemis
Company’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased that Mr. Szczupak is joining our Board of Directors,” said
Henry Theisen, Bemis Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “He
brings valuable global business expertise and insight to our board, and we
look forward to his participation.”

Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure
sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and
other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P
500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion. The Company’s
flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry,
film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting.
Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 20,000
individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at our


Bemis Company, Inc.
Melanie E. R. Miller, 920-527-5045
Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Kristine Pavletich, 920-527-5159
Public Relations Specialist
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