Memphis, Tennessee, USA 30 June 2016 -- /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced that it has completed two previously disclosed transactions - the sale of its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise; and the acquisition of the Holmen Paper Madrid Mill in Spain. The Company plans to convert the newsprint machine to produce recycled containerboard during the second half of 2017.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 55,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2015 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.
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