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RockTenn’s $16 Billion Combination Agreement with MWV

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Cravath – On January 26, 2015, Rock-Tenn Company (“RockTenn”) and MeadWestvaco Corporation (“MWV”) announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16 billion. Cravath represented RockTenn in connection with this transaction, which is subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and other closing conditions and is expected to close during the second calendar quarter of this year. The combined company will be named prior to closing.

The Cravath team was led by partners Richard Hall and Andrew R. Thompson and included associates Bomi Lee, Kyle C. Harmon and Matthew G. Jones on M&A matters; Of Counsel Michael L. Schler and associate Ashley N. Elnicki on tax matters; partner Eric W. Hilfers, senior attorney Jarrett R. Hoffman and associate Matthew J. Bobby on executive compensation and benefits matters; and partner Matthew Morreale on environmental matters. Coy E. Brewer III also worked on M&A matters and Daniel P. Herrmann also worked on executive compensation and benefits matters.

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