NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) ("KapStone") announced that they have ranked 20th overall on Fortune's annual list of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies and were ranked the 2nd fastest in the Industrial category. The ranking, from the September 26, 2011 issue of Fortune, is based on revenue growth rate, EPS growth rate, and three-year annualized total return to investors.
Roger Stone, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This is the second year we have placed in the top 20 of the 100 fastest growing companies as ranked by Fortune. We are diligently working to maintain our profitable growth rate."
About the Company
Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper products and linerboard. The Company is the parent company of KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation which includes paper mills in Roanoke Rapids, NC, and North Charleston, SC, a lumber mill in Summerville, SC, and five chipping mills in South Carolina. The business employs approximately 1600 people.SOURCE KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation