RockTenn announces acceleration of February 2013 dividend of US$0.225/share on its class A common stock; dividend to be paid on Dec. 24

NORCROSS, Georgia , December 7, 2012 (press release) – RockTenn today reported its Board of Directors declared the acceleration of the February 2013 dividend of $0.225 per share on its Class A Common Stock to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 17, 2012. The dividend, which will be paid on December 24, 2012, represents an annual dividend rate of $0.90 per share. This dividend is intended by the board to be in lieu of the quarterly dividend that would have otherwise been announced in February 2013.

RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging. RockTenn's 26,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time. The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and China. For more information, visit www.rocktenn.com.

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