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WestRock Named to Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

January 22, 2019

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) announced today that it has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of World’s Most Admired Companies for the fourth consecutive year.

WestRock ranked second among companies in the packaging and container industry.

The World’s Most Admired Companies survey measures nine attributes considered critical to a company’s global success, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and people management. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed. The list, widely considered to be the definitive report card on corporate reputation, is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts.

“WestRock is honored to be recognized by FORTUNE as one of the world’s most admired companies for the fourth consecutive year,” said Steve Voorhees, WestRock chief executive officer. “This ranking recognizes the commitment and dedication of our 50,000 team members around the world to delivering value for our customers and stockholders.”

The full list appears in the February issue of FORTUNE and is available now at http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/ and on newsstands.

About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Investors: James Armstrong, 470-328-6327 Vice President – Investor Relations james.armstrong@westrock.com

John Stakel, 678-291-7901 Senior Vice President – Treasurer john.stakel@westrock.com

Media: John Pensec, 470-328-6397 Director, Corporate Communications mediainquiries@westrock.com

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