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Graphic Packaging to Close Arkansas Bag Facility
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Marietta, Georgia, USA, 22 February 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (GPI) a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), recently announced plans to close its Jacksonville, Arkansas, multiwall bag facility. The company will transition business and equipment from Jacksonville to other U.S. operating locations.

"As always, GPI deploys business to our most cost effective plants," said David Scheible, president and chief executive officer. "We continually evaluate all of our business operations to ensure we are serving our markets as efficiently as possible. Simply put, this is a difficult business decision."

The Jacksonville multiwall bag facility will continue to operate and support customers while its business is transitioned to other company facilities in the United States over the next several months. The company has notified its Jacksonville employees, and will provide appropriate assistance to those affected.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, is a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-recycled boxboard and specialty bag packaging. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business, and its products is available at http://www.graphicpkg.com.



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