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MeadWestvaco Announces Alliance with National Label Company

Press release from the issuing company

RICHMOND, Va. - Feb. 13, 2007- MeadWestvaco Corporation, today announced it has formed a marketing alliance with National Label Company, a leading printing and converting company that offers innovative labeling solutions to major brands in the health and personal care industries. MeadWestvaco will utilize National Label's advanced labeling capabilities to enhance its scope of packaging solutions by offering label production and application. In turn, National Label will reach key markets through MeadWestvaco's established global presence and meet the escalating needs of customers in the pharmaceutical, consumer health and personal care industries. Paul Morris, vice president, sales and marketing, Healthcare, MeadWestvaco Consumer Solutions Group, said, "Adding National Label to MeadWestvaco's network of service partners strengthens our ability to accommodate higher-growth markets where companies are seeking single-source providers. National Label's proven competencies in printing and labeling, combined with targeted expertise in the health and personal care industries, make them an ideal partner as MeadWestvaco broadens its packaging value chain of capabilities and services." "National Label's expertise in labeling technology, services and innovation will complement MeadWestvaco's capabilities and provide current customers of both organizations with solutions that sharpen their competitive edge," said Jim Shacklett, chief executive officer of National Label. "Through this alliance, MeadWestvaco customers will have access to a broader range of services enhanced by the ease of doing business with a single provider." According to Dean Shacklett, National Label's chief operating officer, current customers of National Label can expect a seamless transition and continued first-class support for all ongoing products and programs. National Label is one of North America's largest labeling companies with almost 90 years in the labeling industry. Recent upgrades to the company's Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico facilities have resulted in increased label capacity and accelerated delivery times to customers throughout North and Latin America.