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July 28, 2011
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xpedx Names Thomas Lazzaro as Chief Procurement Officer

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Thomas Lazzaro has joined xpedx as its chief procurement officer, and is a member of the xpedx senior lead team. xpedx is a business of International Paper.

Lazzaro will have leadership responsibility for all aspects of the purchasing organization at xpedx, including strategic sourcing and fulfillment. He is based at xpedx’s business headquarters in Loveland, Ohio, near Cincinnati.

Lazzaro joined xpedx in January 2011 after previously serving as president of White Cap Construction Supply, a $1 billion division of HD Supply. In 2006, he joined HD Supply as president of Creative Touch Interiors, when it was still wholly-owned by The Home Depot.

Prior to joining The Home Depot, Lazzaro was general manager, global sourcing, for GE Consumer & Industrial, a $14 billion division of General Electric Co. He has more than 20 years of GE experience, including leadership positions in sales, eBusiness, six sigma and finance in the Aerospace, Healthcare, Appliances and Lighting & Industrial Systems businesses.

Lazzaro earned a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s in political science from Colgate University.

“Tom brings considerable experience in sourcing and fulfillment to our xpedx team,” said Mary Laschinger, president, xpedx. “His leadership in purchasing will be important in providing the best products to our customers while we seek efficiencies within our own supply chain.”

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 about 180 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 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.

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