International Paper Announces Leadership Moves

                International Paper Announces Leadership Moves

PR Newswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 21, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --International Paper (NYSE: IP)
today announced the retirement of a senior leader and three other leadership

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  oMaximo Pacheco, senior vice president, president IP Europe, Middle East,
    Africa (EMEA) to retire
  oJean-Michel Ribieras elected senior vice president, president, IP EMEA,
    based in Brussels, Belgium
  oGlenn Landau named president, IP Latin America, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  oJay Royalty named vice president, Investor Relations, based in Memphis,

Maximo Pacheco, senior vice president, president, IP EMEA, announced his
retirement from International Paper and the board of directors of the ILIM
Group, a 50:50 joint venture in Russia, effective September 30, 2013.

"Maximo has successfully led many important transformational initiatives
during his 20 years of service at International Paper and Carter Holt Harvey,"
said John Faraci Chairman and Chief Executive Office. "He held key global
leadership roles and helped build the strategy and led the transformation and
expansion of our businesses in Latin America. His global acumen, passion for
the business and commitment to success made an important impact on IP over the
years. As a senior member of the IP leadership team, he helped make IP what we
are today." 

Mr. Pacheco joined IP in 1994 and held executive leadership roles in Carter
Holt Harvey, Chile, a former subsidiary of International Paper, as well as IP
Latin America. In 2000, he was named President, IP Latin America, and in 2005
he was elected a senior vice president of International Paper. In 2009, Mr.
Pacheco moved to Europe to serve in his current role.

Jean-Michel Ribieras was elected senior vice president, president, IP EMEA, by
IP's board of directors. Mr. Ribieras will lead the EMEA paper and industrial
packaging organizations and serve on the ILIM Group's board of directors. Mr.
Ribieras will also become a member of the company's senior leadership team and
report to Mr. Faraci.

"Jean-Michel has demonstrated the ability to build strategies, business plans,
and teams that deliver results," said Faraci. "He has fully earned this senior
leadership position from his more than 20 years of commercial success across
Latin America, the United States and Europe. Jean-Michel is a strong, driven
leader and I have confidence he will lead the already solid EMEA business to
even higher levels of results."

Mr. Ribieras began his career with International Paper in 1993 in sales
management with a coated paper specialty mill in France. Mr. Ribieras held
several general management roles in Europe before being named vice president
of European Papers in 2002. In 2004 he moved to the company's headquarters in
Memphis, Tennessee and became vice president of the Pulp business. In 2005 his
responsibilities expanded to include Converting Papers. In 2009, Mr. Ribieras
was named president, IP Latin America and relocated to Brazil.

In related moves:

Glenn Landau was named president, IP Latin America, and vice president,
International Paper, reporting to Tim Nicholls, senior vice president, P&C
Papers the America's, effective June 1, 2013. In this role Mr. Landau will
have overall financial and strategic responsibility for the company's papers
and packaging business in the region and will serve on the Orsa International
board of directors. Mr. Landau was appointed vice president, Investor
Relations in 2011 and has served in a number of key roles during his 22 years
with the company, including managing director, IP Italia, and vice president
and general manager of the company's Containerboard & Recycling business.

Jay Royalty was named vice president, Investor Relations, reporting to Carol
Roberts, senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 1,
2013. In his new role, Mr. Royalty will be responsible for managing the
relationship between International Paper, the financial community and IP's
shareholders. Mr. Royalty has held a number of key roles during his 22 years
with the company. Most recently he served as vice president of national
accounts for IP's Container the America's (CTA) business.

In announcing the leadership moves, John Faraci said, "Jean-Michel Ribieras,
Glenn Landau and Jay Royalty are strong strategic leaders with tremendous
capacity to contribute even more to the future success of International

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with
manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia
and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and
uncoated papers, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American
distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs
approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24
countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2012
were $28 billion. For more information about International Paper, its
products and stewardship efforts, visit

SOURCE International Paper

Contact: Media: Thomas J. Ryan, 901-419-4333; Investors: Glenn Landau,
901-419-1731 and Michele Vargas, 901-419-7287
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