Michael P. Doss Promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Graphic Packaging International, Inc. and Appointed to Board of Directors, Graphic Packaging Holding Company

ATLANTA, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK) today announced the appointment of Michael P. Doss as President and Chief Operating Officer, reflecting an expansion of his previous role of COO.  Mr. Doss has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of Graphic Packaging Holding Company.  He will continue to report directly to the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Scheible.

During his 25-year career with GPI, Mr. Doss has held significant positions of both commercial and operational leadership.  "Mike has led our Company's transformation into a global, pure-play vertically integrated paperboard and packaging company.  He has successfully managed numerous international and U.S.-based acquisitions and significant divestitures," said Mr. Scheible.  "Mike's deep industry and customer knowledge, business acumen and leadership skills well qualify him to take even greater responsibility for leading Graphic Packaging's continuing growth strategy in the global paperboard and paperboard packaging arena."

Mr. Doss holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, both from Western Michigan University.  He is also a graduate of Harvard University's General Manager Program.

About Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies.  The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft, coated-recycled boxboard, and specialty packaging.  The Company's customers include some of the most widely recognized companies in the world.  Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products, is available on the Company's web site at www.graphicpkg.com.

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