International Paper Named Among 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology by IDG's Computerworld for 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced today that Computerworld, the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, listed International Paper No. 76 in its 2013 Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT rankings.

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By securing this honor, International Paper was recognized as one of the Top 100 organizations that challenge its IT staff while providing great compensation and benefits. This also marks the fourth consecutive year that IP has placed among the Top 100 IT companies, as recognized by Computerworld. Honorees and full results from the 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey will be included in a special edition of Computerworld issued today.

"Being listed as one of the Best Places to Work in IT for the fourth consecutive year is a great accomplishment for International Paper's IT team," said John Balboni, senior vice president, Chief Information Officer. "It is an honor that reflects continued engagement, commitment and teamwork from our roughly 1,500 professionals around the globe."

International Paper's IT group is responsible for designing, implementing, upgrading and sustaining the information infrastructure and systems that support 70,000 employees and operations in more than 24 countries worldwide.

"We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It's clear that the best IT work places are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects."

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers, 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 2012 were $28 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, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. 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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