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North Charleston Mill Incident

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) – At approximately 8:45 p.m. EDT, Sunday, April 30, 2017, an incident occurred at our North Charleston, SC paper mill involving employees performing maintenance work in an operating area that was offline for repairs. The incident resulted in the fatality of one employee and injuries to a second employee. The second employee was transported to a local hospital and released.

Our primary concern is for the privacy and welfare of the families involved and for the safety and well-being of employees working on our site.

The incident was reported to South Carolina OSHA and is currently under investigation.

Further information will be provided, as appropriate, when it becomes available.             

About KapStone

Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products and is the largest kraft paper producer in the United States. The Company has four paper mills, 21 converting plants and 65 distribution centers. The business has approximately 6,300 employees.

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Larry Cobb, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, 843.745.3025