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CARAUSTAR INDUSTRIES APPOINTS JAMES E. ROGERS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 ATLANTA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: CSAR) today announced that James E. Rogers has been appointed to fill a newly created position on the company's board of directors.
 Rogers is currently the managing director of SCI Investors, Inc., located in Richmond, Va.
 Rogers comes to Caraustar with extensive experience in the paper industry which he obtained through various senior level management assignments with James River Corporation and Specialty Coatings International. During his 22-year tenure at James River, Rogers held the position of senior vice president-corporate development for five years and provided direction for the company's long-term strategic plans. While at Specialty Coatings International, Rogers served as president and chief executive officer. His expertise in planning and development is expected to contribute significantly to Caraustar as it continues to meet growth objectives of its strategic business plan.
 Rogers graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor of science in physics and holds a master of science in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
 In addition to holding a position on the Caraustar board of directors, Rogers is chairman of Custom Papers Group, Inc. and Glory Holdings U.K. Ltd., and a director of Owens & Minor, Inc., Wellman, Inc. and Marine Development Corporation. Rogers is an active participant and board member of numerous civic and social organizations.
 Caraustar's 12 recycling paperboard mills make the company one of the largest and lowest cost producers of recycled paperboard in the United States. At its 36 converting facilities, the company manufactures a wide variety of paper tubes and cores, composite containers, folding cartons, plastic products and industrial packaging. Caraustar also operates 25 recycling and waste collection facilities.
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 /CONTACT: H. Lee Thrash III, chief financial officer, Caraustar Industries, 404-948-3101/
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