Appointment of New President International Paper India and Director for APPM

Paper (India) Pvt. Ltd.has announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Amick, Jr. as President. Mr. Amick will also serve as a member of the IP Indian Board. the Board of Directors of The APPM Ltd., an IP subsidiary, named Mr. Amick as a director, effective July 13, 2012

Online PR News – 17-July-2012 – Hyderabad – Hyderabad, India — July 16, 2012— IP Paper (India) Pvt. Ltd. (International Paper India) has announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Amick, Jr. as President. Mr. Amick will also serve as a member of the International Paper India Board. In addition, the Board of Directors of The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Ltd., an International Paper subsidiary, named Mr. Amick as a director, effective July 13, 2012. Mr. Amick will serve as Executive Chairman of APPM upon assuming charge in August 2012.

Mr. Amick will oversee all of International Paper’s business activities in India, including setting strategic direction for the company in the region. In this new role, Mr. Amick replaces Mr. Paul Brown, who has returned to the US to address personal health issues.

“India is an important and strategic region for International Paper, and Mike is the right person to continue the work already underway,” said Tom Kadien, Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging, IP Asia and IP India. “His years of experience at International Paper have trained and prepared him for a role such as this, and there is no doubt that he can continue the sound leadership of this branch of our organization.”

Mr. Amick began his career with International Paper in 1990 as supervisor at IP’s former mill in Bastrop, La., and later held the role of facility manager the Springhill, La., facility. Throughout his career, he has held a number of different positions, including regional general manager in the company’s Container business, strategic planning executive with IP’s former Coated Papers division and customer technical services manager for Printing Papers. He also led the company’s supply chain transformation, which focused on driving improvements across the company’s North American manufacturing businesses, and held the role of Executive Vice President, xpedx. Prior to his current position in India, Mr. Amick was the vice president and general manager for the Coated Paperboard business.

“I am excited to undertake this new assignment as president of IP India and executive chairman of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills,” said Amick. “This is an outstanding opportunity, and I’m sure that with the current employee base and strong leadership team already in place in India, the organization will continue to see much success in the years to come.”

About Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited
Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited (APPAPER), a company of International Paper India, is a leading manufacturer of pulp and paper products and caters to both domestic and foreign markets. Andhra Paper produces writing and printing and copier papers at its two manufacturing units in Andhra Pradesh, which have a total paper production capacity of 250,000 metric tonnes per year. The company is becoming a driving force in sustainability in the paper manufacturing arena in the world economy with sales of approximately US$160 million, focused social and community programs including its own pioneering work in raw material generation through social farm forestry and a very strong strategic growth focus. International Paper India owns a majority interest in Andhra Paper and the remaining shares are publicly traded on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. For more information on Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills, please visit

About International Paper
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

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