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International Paper Names Thomas A. Cleves Vice President of Investor Relations

Press release from the issuing company

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 27 -- International Paper today announced Thomas A. Cleves has been named vice president of Investor Relations, effective Sept. 1. Cleves will report to Marianne Parrs, chief financial officer and executive vice president, and will be based in the company's Memphis, Tenn., headquarters.
"Tom's background within several of International Paper's businesses has provided him extensive knowledge of the company's portfolio, performance and strategy," Parrs said. "His experience within the company and industry, coupled with his customer-focused approach, position Tom to be an excellent liaison with our shareowners, further enabling them to cultivate an accurate and thorough understanding of our progress toward strengthening our global platform businesses and creating value for shareowners."
Cleves, 45, joined International Paper in 1983. He has held roles of increasing responsibility in commercial operations within the company's Printing Papers and Distribution segments, including director of strategic planning for Printing Papers, group vice president of xpedx and, most recently, business manager for the company's imaging papers business. He has an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor's in Business Management from Northern Kentucky University.