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GEORGIA-PACIFIC IS PLEASED FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL FOUND COMPANY ACTED RESPONSIBLY

 GEORGIA-PACIFIC IS PLEASED FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL
 FOUND COMPANY ACTED RESPONSIBLY
 ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: GP) today said it is pleased that the Florida Attorney General has determined that Georgia-Pacific and the overwhelming majority of other businesses that operate in the state have acted responsibly and compassionately in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.
 "We are pleased the Attorney General has found that businesses like Georgia-Pacific with a long-term commitment to Florida acted responsibly from day one," said A.D. "Pete" Correll, president and chief operating officer. "He is right in his assessment that we are caring corporate citizens. Our response to hurricane victims has been comprehensive."
 Attorney General Bob Butterworth commended Georgia-Pacific for its decision to roll back southern pine sheathing grade plywood prices to pre-storm levels in the hurricane-damaged areas through September. In addition, the company also capped the price of this Georgia-Pacific manufactured product nationwide at levels not to exceed those in effect August 31.
 Georgia-Pacific and its employees also donated $100,000 to the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund and $25,000 to the Louisiana Disaster Relief Account, as well as cash donations to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. The company is donating a total or more than 20 tractor trailer loads of plywood, lumber and roofing felt to the hurricane-damaged areas. Four tractor trailer loads of building materials already have been donated to Firefighters Relief, which is seeking to assist the 350 Dade County firefighters whose homes were damaged by the hurricane. Additional product donations are being allocated to organizations that are serving the emergency needs of lower income families and families with no insurance.
 Georgia-Pacific and its employees also have collected and sent several 48-foot trucks loaded with food and bottled water to relief centers. In addition, the company donated and shipped tissue products as well as 15,000 to 20,000 corrugated boxes for hurricane victims to use in storing their salvaged belongings.
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 /CONTACT: Sheila Weidman of Georgia-Pacific, 404-521-4732 or, home, 404-594-9628/
 (GP) CO: Georgia-Pacific Corporation ST: Georgia IN: PAP SU:


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