MeadWestvaco Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Stamford, Connecticut, USA, 25 April 2006 – MeadWestvaco Corporation's (NYSE: MWV) board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 23 cents per common share. The payment of the dividend will be made on 01 June 2006, to stockholders of record at the close of business on 06 May 2006.

MeadWestvaco is a global packaging company that delivers high-value packaging solutions and products to the world's most recognized companies in the food and beverage, media and entertainment, personal care, cosmetic, and healthcare industries. The company also has market-leading positions in its Consumer & Office Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Specialty Papers businesses. MeadWestvaco, with operations in more than 29 countries, has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, and manages all of its forestlands in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards. For more information, visit