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MeadWestvaco Names Sircar Managing Director for India

Press release from the issuing company

RICHMOND, Va. April 23, 2008 --  MeadWestvaco today announced that Gautam Sircar has been appointed managing director for the company's operations in India.

Mr. Sircar will directly report to Bruce Thomas, senior vice president, Global Market Strategy and Emerging Markets, and he will have responsibility for all aspects of establishing and maintaining the growing and profitable MWV business within the geographical region encompassing India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

"With a national and international background in consumer businesses, recent experience in packaging, and a keen understanding of operating international businesses, Gautam combines all the qualities required to succeed in this role," said Mr. Thomas.

Mr. Sircar's most recent role was CEO of Kloeckner Pentaplast India Pty Ltd, the Indian unit of the international producer of films for packaging, printing and specialty applications. Prior to this, Mr. Sircar spent more than 24 years at Unilever working across different brands in the fast moving consumer goods sector in India acquiring deep experience in both domestic and international businesses. He also performed a variety of assignments across finance, audit and commercial/supply chain functions to complete his great experience.

"MWV has a strong commitment to supporting, growing and strengthening the Indian marketplace, as evidenced by our recent alliance with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in which we will sponsor research projects that address critical areas in packaging for consumer, agricultural and transportation applications," stated Mr. Sircar. "I look forward to further developing our comprehensive packaging solutions in this critical global market."