11.04.2013

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Completes Acquisitions of Contego Packaging Holdings, Ltd. and A&R Carton Holding B.V.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, has completed the previously announced acquisitions of Contego Packaging Holdings, Ltd., a leading food and consumer products packaging company based in the United Kingdom, and A&R Carton Holding B.V., which is A&R's European beer and beverage packaging business.

The combination of Graphic Packaging's European packaging business with these two acquisitions will create one of Europe's largest folding carton businesses. The two acquisitions will provide state of the art web and sheet-fed converting assets creating a manufacturing platform in Europe similar to Graphic Packaging's U.S. operations.

Forward Looking Statements
Any statements of the Company's expectations in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements, including but not limited to those regarding the effect of the acquisition on the Company's competitive position, are based on currently available information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's present expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to successfully integrate the acquisition and achieve synergies. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements. Additional information regarding these and other risks is contained in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC.


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