Rampraveen Swaminathan named an officer of International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced Rampraveen Swaminathan, 37, managing director and CEO, Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills (APPAPER), has been named an officer (Vice President) of International Paper (IP), effective March 1, 2013. The appointment was endorsed by the APPM board of directors.

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, January 23, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- Today, International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced Rampraveen Swaminathan, 37, managing director and CEO, Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills (APPAPER), has been named an officer (Vice President) of International Paper (IP), effective March 1, 2013. The appointment was endorsed by the APPM board of directors.

Ram is responsible for IP's commercial and manufacturing operations in India including the Rajahmundry & Kadiam mills. He leads the IP/APPM integration efforts. Ram will continue to report to Mike Amick, president, IP India. He joined IP in 2012 as managing director and CEO of APPM. Prior to joining the company, Ram served as executive director, Power Systems, for Cummins, Inc.

Ram holds a degree in Commerce from St. Joseph's Commerce College, Bangalore University, India, and a post graduate diploma in Industrial Management from the TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal, India. Additionally, Ram has attended Executive Education at Harvard Business School and served on the board of directors of various Cummins group companies in India.

"Ram has demonstrated strong leadership and has provided excellent strategic direction in guiding our manufacturing operations in India," said Tom Kadien, senior vice president, Consumer Packaging, IP India and IP Asia. "He has been a great addition to our company and to our efforts in India. As an officer of International Paper, we will continue to look for his leadership in delivering improved and consistent operating performance and strong financial returns in our growing Indian operations."

"This is another important step in our journey to become the best paper company in India," said Mike Amick, president, IP India. "It is a further endorsement of International Paper's commitment to our Indian operations."

Ram, his wife, Jaya, and their daughter will continue to live in Hyderabad, India.

Notes to Editor

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2011 were $26 billion. Temple-Inland Inc., which was acquired in February 2012, had 2011 net sales of $4 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.

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