TEXT-S&P: U.S., European packaging teleconference Oct. 4

Oct 1 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services will hold a telephone conference call on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the outlook, key credit drivers and recent developments within the U.S. and European packaging sectors and what this could mean for specific packaging and packaging-focused forest products companies.

Speakers on the conference call from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services will be Tobias Crabtree and Henry Fukuchi from New York and Rachel Lion from London.

After prepared remarks, speakers will be available to answer your questions regarding the industry or specific companies of interest.

If you have any specific questions that you would like to submit ahead of time, please submit by sending an email to eventsmarketing@standardandpoors.com by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

Please note that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services offers all of its broadcast teleconference calls to all interested participants on a complimentary basis.

The teleconference will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Please call at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the call to complete the pre-call registration process.

Live Dial-in Numbers:

-- U.S./Canada Toll Free: 1-866-617-1526

-- U.S./Canada/All Others Toll: 1-210-795-0624

-- U.K. Toll Free: 0800-279-9630

-- U.K. Toll: 44-20-7108-6390 -- Conference ID#: 6068205 -- Passcode: SANDP

Live and Replay Streaming Audio: The call will also be available live in "listen-only" mode at

for listeners with the Real Player(tm) software, sound card, and speakers. The Streaming Audio playback is available until Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

If you have any questions about the conference call, please e-mail: eventsmarketing@standardandpoors.com. Please send any address corrections via e-mail to eventsmarketing@standardandpoors.com.

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