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MeadWestvaco Opens Packaging Operation in China
Richmond, Virginia, USA, 23 October 2007 – MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) today announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art consumer packaging facility in Wuxi, People’s Republic of China. The Wuxi facility serves customers in the health, beauty, and food and beverage industries located throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and MeadWestvaco plans to serve the growing Eastern European and Middle Eastern markets from this facility.

The capabilities of the Wuxi facility include MeadWestvaco Calmar pump and spray molding and assembly, and advanced technology offset printing. This facility will deliver high-quality packaging with consistency in graphics and structural design, giving consumer product companies confidence and control over their brands throughout the global marketplace.

“China continues to be an important growth market for higher quality consumer packaging and packaging solutions,” said Ben Ward, managing director, China, MeadWestvaco. “By bringing our capabilities, market insight, and commitment to sustainable business practices to Wuxi, we support our customers’ growth in the Asia-Pacific region, and contribute to the prosperity of the manufacturing economy in China.”

The company celebrated the grand opening on 18 October with a ribbon cutting ceremony, plant tour, and reception for distinguished local government officials and MeadWestvaco customers. The 236,000 square foot operation will employ approximately 450 people by the end of 2007.

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) provides packaging solutions to many of the world’s most-admired brands in the food and beverage, media and entertainment, personal care, home and garden, cosmetics, and healthcare industries. The company has market-leading positions in its Consumer & Office Products and Specialty Chemicals businesses, and operates in more than 30 countries. MeadWestvaco manages all of its forestlands in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards, and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit www.meadwestvaco.com.


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