Neenah Purchases Premium Business Paper Brands From Southworth

Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(Business Wire)--
Neenah Paper, Inc. (NYSE:NP) announced today that it has completed the purchase
of certain premium business paper brands from the Southworth Company. These
brands, including Southworth®, the category leader, are sold largely to major
retail customers such as Staples, Office Depot, Office Max and Walmart. Annual
sales from the acquired brands are approximately $20 million. 

"As the market leader in premium papers, this is a natural extension of our Fine
Paper business. The addition of Southworth`s well-regarded brands allows us to
expand our presence in the retail channel and fits with our strategy to grow in
profitable niches that value image and performance," said Julie Schertell,
President - Fine Paper. "We have been pleased with the reception from our
customers and our team is excited to market these brands as part of Neenah`s

The purchase was financed through the Company`s existing credit facility and
cash on hand. Other terms of the purchase agreement were not disclosed.
Additional information about the purchase will be shared in the Company`s Fourth
Quarter Earnings Call on February 21, 2013. 

About Neenah Paper, Inc.

Neenah Paper is a leader in premium image and performance-based products,
including filtration, specialized substrates used for tapes, labels and other
products, and high-end printing papers. Products are marketed under well-known
KIMDURA, Gessner, JET-PRO SofStretch(TM) and varitess. Neenah Paper is
headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and sells products in over 70 countries
worldwide from manufacturing operations in the United States and Germany.
Additional information about Neenah Paper can be found at the company's web

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future performance.

Neenah Paper, Inc.
Bill McCarthy, 678-518-3278
Vice President - Financial Analysis and Investor Relations

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