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RIVERWOOD INTERNATIONAL TO EXPAND CAPACITY AT CLINTON, MISS. CONVERTING FACILITY

 ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverwood International Corp. (NYSE: RVW) today announced that it will install a new eight-color, web-fed offset printing press with in-line cutting equipment and support systems at its Clinton, Miss. carton converting facility, with start-up for the 1994 beverage season. This new in-line printing/cutting system is the first of its kind to be used for beverage industry packaging needs. The expansion of capacity at the Clinton facility is anticipated to increase employment by approximately 20 people in 1994.
 "This new press is another step forward in expanding our largest business segment, the coated board system," said Thomas H. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Riverwood International. "In addition to this carton plant expansion, we are continuing to introduce new packaging machinery systems, and next year we will begin bringing on- line new coated board capacity from our Macon, Ga. paper mill expansion."
 Riverwood International 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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