International Paper's Board of Directors Elects Admiral Jay L. Johnson to Its Board

International Paper's Board of Directors Elects Admiral Jay L. Johnson to Its
                                    Board

PR Newswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --International Paper Company
(NYSE: IP) announced the election of Admiral Jay L. Johnson to its Board of
Directors effective October 1, 2013.Admiral Johnson, age 67, retired as
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics in December 2012, one
of the largest defense contractors in the world. Prior to leading the
aerospace and defense company, Admiral Johnson was the CEO of Dominion
Virginia Power, where he oversaw the electric transmission and distribution
services to more than 2.3 million customers in Virginia and North Carolina.
Admiral Johnson also served as the Chief of Naval Operations and as a member
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1996 until 2000, highlighting his more than
thirty years of military service. 

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"Jay's career in both the military and business, and his outstanding record of
leading organizations, brings a unique and valuable perspective to the
International Paper Board of Directors," said John Faraci, Chairman and
CEO."We are extremely pleased to have him join our Board."

With the election of Admiral Johnson, the size of the Board has been increased
to 11 members. To learn more about other members of International Paper's
Board of Directors, visit www.internationalpaper.com under the Company and
Corporate Governance tab.

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with
manufacturingoperations 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 internationalpaper.com.

SOURCE International Paper Company

Website: http://www.internationalpaper.com
Contact: Thomas J. Ryan, 901-419-4333; Investors: Jay Royalty, 901-419-1731;
Michele Vargas, 901-419-7287
 
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