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Kevin Kuliga Will be New CEO at Madison Paper Company-Alsip

Thursday, November 29, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ALSIP, IL, November 28, 2001 – Leroy J. Barry, Chief Executive Officer of Madison Paper Company-Alsip, a wholly owned affiliate of Myllykoski Corporation of Finland, has announced that the company's Board of Directors has named Kevin J. Kuliga to succeed him as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1st, 2002. Since its formation in June 2000, Mr. Kuliga has been President of the company located in the Chicago suburb of Alsip, Illinois. Mr. Barry will become Senior Advisor to Myllykoski Corporation and Madison Paper Industries in Madison, Maine. "Kevin has led the transition of Alsip out of the newsprint business into production of Connection Gloss, a lightweight coated (LWC) sheet that represents a new opportunity for the mill and its customers," Mr. Barry stated. "His leadership and hard work over the last 18 months have demonstrated his commitment to the success of Madison Paper Company, and I am confident he will lead the company to even greater success in the future." Mr. Kuliga noted, "The Alsip mill is beginning an exciting era as the manufacturer of a new product that we have positioned to be uniquely competitive in today's marketplace. We have a dedicated, competent team working at Alsip, and we're looking forward to setting a new standard for customer satisfaction with reliable, consistent product quality and outstanding service." Mr. Kuliga began his career with Madison Paper Industries in 1979 as Technical Superintendent. He was named superintendent of the mill's PM#1 in 1980, and later that same year assumed added responsibilities of Madison's groundwood mill. He was promoted to Director of Paper Production and Technical Operations in 1990. He launched his paper industry career in 1973 as Project Engineer at Scott Paper's Winslow, Maine plant. Mr. Kuliga holds an A.S. degree in Chemical Engineering Technology, and a B.S. Degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from the University of Maine at Orono. He earned an M.B.A. degree at Thomas College, Waterville, Maine. Myllykoski Corporation of Finland has been in the pulp and paper business for over 100 years. In addition to Madison Paper Company/ Alsip, the corporation has ownership in mills throughout Europe and has a majority interest in Madison Paper Industries in Madison, Maine. Sales and marketing for the Alsip mill is managed by Madison International Sales Company in Norwalk, Connecticut, and its Chicago office. Madison International is the North American representative for 22 mills including those of Myllykoski, M-Real, MD Papier and Madison Paper Industries.




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