Appvion seeking consent from lenders to amend certain provisions of its US$435M credit agreement

APPLETON, Wisconsin , November 5, 2013 (press release) – Appvion, Inc. (“Appvion”), formerly Appleton Papers Inc., announced today that that it is seeking consent from the lenders under Appvion’s $435 million credit agreement, dated as of June 28, 2013 (the “Credit Agreement”) to amend certain provisions of the Credit Agreement. If approved, such amendments would allow Appvion to issue up to $275 million second lien senior secured debt securities (the “Debt Securities”). The net proceeds of any such potential issuance of Debt Securities will be used solely (i) to redeem all of Appvion’s outstanding 9¾% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 (the “9¾% Notes”) and 11.25% Second Lien Notes due 2015 (“11.25% Notes,” and together with the 9¾% Notes, the “Existing Notes”), (ii) to pay the redemption premium with respect to the 11.25% Notes, (iii) to pay the fees and expenses related to the redemption of the Existing Notes and the potential issuance of Debt Securities, and (iv) to the extent there is any amount remaining, for general corporate purposes.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein, nor shall there by any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state. The securities proposed to be offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or qualified under any state securities laws or the laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This notice is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act.

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