International Paper to Sell Asian Corrugated Packaging Business

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International Paper's corrugated packaging business in Asia has 18 plants and a workforce of approximately 3,000 employees.

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March 14, 2016 (Press Release) - International Paper (IP) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise.
 
International Paper's corrugated packaging business in Asia has 18 plants and a workforce of approximately 3,000 employees.
 
Under terms of the transaction, International Paper will receive a total of approximately RMB 1 billion (approximately US$150 million at current exchange rate), subject to post-closing adjustments and other payments, including the buyer's assumption of the liability for loans of approximately US$50 million to be paid to International Paper within six months of closing of the sale.
 
The transaction is expected to be completed in the next few months, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions, including obtaining required governmental approvals.
 
International Paper (IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company employs approximately 55,000 people. To learn more, please visit: internationalpaper.com.
 

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