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RIVERWOOD INTERNATIONAL CONFIRMS PATENT PROTECTION ACTION

 ATLANTA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverwood International Corporation (NYSE: RVW) today confirmed that it brought suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division located in Atlanta, against The Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio. Riverwood alleges that Mead's DuoStack machine, which is used to load containers into its double tier cartons, infringes Riverwood's U.S. Patent 5,241,806. Riverwood seeks injunctive relief, and money damages, costs and attorney's fees.
 Riverwood International Corporation is a global paperboard, packaging and packaging machinery company headquartered in Atlanta, with 1992 annual sales of $1.1 billion, assets of $1.9 billion and 8,500 employees worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Caverlee (financial), 404-644-3023; or Jonna Manes (media), 404-644-3014, both of Riverwood International/
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CO: Riverwood International Corporation; The Mead Corporation ST: Georgia, Ohio IN: PAP CST SU:

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