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International Paper Named Among 100 Best Places To Work In Information Technology By IDG's Computerworld For 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced today that Computerworld, the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, ranked International Paper No. 45 on its 2012 Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

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International Paper was recognized as one of the Top 100 organizations that challenge its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. By achieving 45th place this year, it continues IP's upward trend in the rankings, moving up from 59th in 2011 and 90th in 2010. Honorees and full results from the 19th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey will be included in a special edition of Computerworld that will be issued today.

"This is a great accomplishment for our entire IT team," said John Balboni, senior vice president, Chief Information Officer. "To be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in IT is a reflection of total commitment, full engagement, great execution and outstanding teamwork around the globe."

International Paper's IT organization employs more than 1,400 IT professionals throughout its global operations. The group is responsible for designing, implementing, upgrading and sustaining the information infrastructure and systems that support 70,000 employees and their operations in more than 24 countries worldwide.

"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."

About International Paper International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide.   International Paper net sales for 2011 were $26 billion. Temple-Inland Inc., which was acquired in February 2012, had 2011 net sales of $4 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.

About the Best Places to Work in IT The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Computerworld Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website ( www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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