IP, Temple-Inland to extend U.S. Dept. of Justice's review period for acquisition to provide time to resolve department's concerns

MEMPHIS, Tennessee , January 27, 2012 (press release) – International Paper Company (NYSE: IP - News) and Temple-Inland Inc. (NYSE: TIN - News) today announced that they have agreed to extend the U.S. Department of Justice's ("DOJ") review period with respect to International Paper's acquisition of Temple-Inland until February 13, 2012 to provide the parties with time to enter into binding documentation to resolve the DOJ's concerns with respect to the pending transaction.

International Paper Chairman and CEO John Faraci said, "We have been working constructively with the DOJ to address their concerns and anticipate entering into a definitive agreement on terms that are acceptable to all parties. The acquisition of Temple-Inland is a compelling value proposition for International Paper shareholders, and will create numerous benefits for our customers and employees."


About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP - News) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the Company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company employs about 59,500 people in more than 24 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2010 net sales were more than $25 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.

About Temple-Inland

Temple-Inland Inc. is a manufacturing company focused on corrugated packaging and building products. The fully integrated corrugated packaging operation consists of 7 mills and 59 converting facilities. The building products operation manufactures a diverse line of building products for new home construction, commercial and repair and remodeling markets. Temple-Inland's address on the World Wide Web is www.templeinland.com.

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