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Bemis Company, Inc.

Neenah, Wisconsin, USA, 04 February 2010 — Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announced today that its board of directors has approved a 2.2% increase in the quarterly cash dividend, increasing it to 23.0 cents per share compared with the previous quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share. The cash dividend is payable on 01 March 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 16 February 2010. This marks the 27th consecutive year that the company has increased its dividend payment. Bemis has been paying an annual dividend on its stock since 1922.

Bemis Company 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 2009 net sales of $3.5 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 more than 16,000 individuals in 61 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries around the world. More information about the company is available at www.bemis.com.


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