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  • 3/31/15 9:25 am EDT
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Carolina® coated bristols business from International Paper Company (NYSE: IP). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to close by the end of April. more...
  • 3/20/15 8:33 am EDT
     BUSINESSWIRE--March 20, 2015 – MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) (NYSE: MWV) and Rock-Tenn Company (RockTenn) (NYSE: RKT) announced the executive leadership team for the combined company following the completion of the transaction. As previously announced, Steve Voorhees will serve as the new company’s chief executive officer and John Luke will be non-executive chairman of the board.more...
  • 3/10/15 8:30 am EDT
    NORCROSS, Ga. & RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rock-Tenn Company (“RockTenn”) (NYSE: RKT) and MeadWestvaco Corporation (“MWV”) (NYSE: MWV) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) with respect to the pending business combination transaction between RockTenn and MWV has expired. The 30-day waiting period is required by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice as part of the premerger notificationmore...
  • 3/6/15 11:10 am EST
    MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions announced today that the new SmartFare™ production line at its Bristol, UK facility has received an ‘A’ grading by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Packaging and Packaging Materials Standard. SmartFare is an innovative and widely recyclable packaging alternative to traditional black CPET trays that enables full-scale graphic design possibilities directly on the dish or bowl. In line with the launchmore...
  • 2/24/15 8:47 am EST
    Richmond, Va., February 24, 2015--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, today launched Packaging Matters™, the company’s third annual study of the impact of packaging on product satisfaction and consumer purchasing behavior. This year Packaging Matters examined the attitudes of consumers in five markets (Brazil, China, Germany, France and the United States) across 11 FMCG product categories (food, beverage, personal care, etc.),more...
  • 1/27/15 4:30 pm EST
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) announced that it will not be holding its conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2014 results, which was previously scheduled to take place on Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. MWV released its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results on Monday, January 26, 2014, in conjunction with its announced combination with Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT). MWV’s fourth quarter earnings release and slides can bemore...
  • 1/26/15 6:46 am EST
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation’s (NYSE:MWV) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 cents per common share. The payment of the dividend will be made March 2, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business February 5, 2015. About MWV more...
  • 1/26/15 6:00 am EST
    RICHMOND, Va. & NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rock-Tenn Company (“RockTenn”) (NYSE:RKT) and MeadWestvaco Corporation (“MWV”) (NYSE:MWV) today announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement to more...
  • 1/26/15 5:55 am EST
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, reported strong sales and EBITDA margin growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 (see table below). Sales increased from volume, pricing and share gains in targeted packaging and specialty chemicals end markets. Margin grew from strong operational and commercial performance, returns on major productivity investments and continued cost reductions. As a resultmore...
  • 1/22/15 10:00 am EST
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its European-based tobacco folding carton business to AR Packaging Group AB, a maker of paperboard cartons, flexible packaging, and trays based in Lund, Sweden. The business has annual revenue of approximately $190 million (€146 million), which is included in MWV’s Food & Beveragemore...