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Graphic Packaging CFO Daniel Blount to retire

Staff writer | Atlanta, Ga., USA | October 2, 2014
Graphic PackagingOctober 2, 2014, Atlanta, Ga., USA - Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that chief financial officer Daniel Blount has elected to retire on March 1, 2015, after 16 years of dedicated service with the company.
Mr. Blount is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Prior to the Altivity Transaction, he had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging Corporation since September 2005. From October 2003 until September 2005, he was the Senior Vice President, Integration of Graphic Packaging Corporation and from August 2003 until October 2003, he was the Senior Vice President, Integration, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

From June 2003 until August 2003, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Riverwood Holding, Inc. From September 1999 until June 2003, Mr. Blount was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverwood Holding, Inc. Mr. Blount was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverwood Holding, Inc. in September 1998.

Prior to joining Riverwood Holding, Inc., Mr. Blount spent 13 years at Montgomery Kone, Inc., an elevator, escalator and moving ramp product manufacturer, installer and service provider, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. Blount will remain as Special Advisor until March 1, 2015.

Stephen Scherger, previously Senior Vice President - Consumer Packaging Division, has been named Senior Vice President – Finance, effective October 1, 2014, as part of the Company's succession plan.

Mr. Scherger joined Graphic Packaging Holding Company in April of 2012 from MeadWestvaco Corporation, where he served as President, Beverage and Consumer Electronics. He was with MeadWestvaco from 1986 to 2012 and held positions including Vice President, Corporate Strategy; Vice President and General Manager, Packaging Systems; Vice President and CFO, Papers Group and other executive?level positions.

Mr. Scherger will be appointed Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2015.


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