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xpedx release 12.15

December 15, 2011

xpedx Names Mark Butryn Vice President, Sales - Packaging

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Mark Butryn has been named vice president, sales – Packaging, xpedx, and will become a member of the xpedx Sales Lead Team. xpedx is a business of International Paper.

In his new leadership role, Butryn will be responsible for the Packaging sales channels, national business customers, national corrugated initiatives and national service and packaging equipment strategy. He will also lead xpedx’s Packaging sales organization, accelerating growth to achieve profitable marketplace opportunities.

Butryn brings more than 17 years of sales and manufacturing experience to his new role, holding positions in sales and sales leadership, including national sales manager and global account manager for International Paper’s Fluff Pulp business. Most recently, he was IP’s national sales manager, Bristols and Specialty. Butryn will report to Dan Watkoske, executive vice president, Sales, xpedx.

“Mark is a solid and proven leader for International Paper and his efforts have greatly contributed to the success of several company businesses,” said Watkoske. “Mark’s sales, marketing and manufacturing knowledge will be extremely helpful to our Packaging sales organization. His excellent leadership skills, exceptional customer awareness and strong strategic agility will be invaluable to us as he turns his attention towards helping to grow our Packaging segment.”

Mark will be based at xpedx’s headquarters in Loveland, Ohio. He and his wife will relocate to the Greater Cincinnati area with their two sons.

About xpedx

Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of print, packaging and facility solutions supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities from locations across North America. For more information about xpedx, its business segments and stewardship efforts visit xpedx.com.

International Paper and xpedx are registered trademarks of International Paper Company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.