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RockTenn Announces Dividend of $0.320525 Per Share, Reflecting Regular Quarterly Dividend Plus Additional Amount to Equalize Dividend Payment With MeadWestvaco Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RockTenn today reported that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.320525 per share on its Class A Common Stock, reflecting the regular quarterly dividend payment of $0.1875 per share plus an additional amount of $0.133025 per share which equalizes the absolute dividend between RockTenn and MeadWestvaco Corporation as outlined in the Business Combination Agreement. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 10, 2015 and which will be paid on Feb. 23, 2015.

About RockTenn

RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America's leading providers of packaging solutions and manufacturers of containerboard and paperboard. RockTenn's 27,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations – every time. The company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. For more information, visit www.rocktenn.com.

CONTACT: Investors: John Stakel, 678-291-7901 Senior Vice President - Treasurer jstakel@rocktenn.comSource:Rock-Tenn Company