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MWV and RockTenn announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Pending Business Combination

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015

Rock-Tenn Company and MeadWestvaco Corporation today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) with respect to the pending business combination transaction between RockTenn and MWV has expired. The 30-day waiting period is required by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice as part of the premerger notification program before such a combination transaction can close.

On Feb. 6, 2015, RockTenn and MWV filed the requisite notification and report forms under the HSR Act with the U.S. antitrust authorities. The expiration of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending business combination transaction, which remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including receipt of stockholder and shareholder approvals, as applicable, and other regulatory approvals.

About RockTenn

RockTenn (NYSE: RKT) is one of North America's leading providers of packaging solutions and manufacturers of containerboard and paperboard. RockTenn's 27,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time. The company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. For more information, visit

About MWV

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) is a global packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world's most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries and maximizes the value of its development land holdings. MWV's network of 125 facilities and 15,000 employees spans North America, South America, Europe and Asia.


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