MeadWestvaco Elects Kodak Veteran Mark Rajkowski Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Jul 19, 2004, 01:00 ET from MeadWestvaco Corporation

    STAMFORD, Conn., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MeadWestvaco
 Corporation (NYSE:   MWV) today announced that E. Mark Rajkowski has been
 elected senior vice president and chief financial officer.  Mr. Rajkowski, who
 will assume this position on August 16, will be responsible for all aspects of
 financial management and reporting, including accounting and control, treasury
 and finance, tax, financial planning and analysis, strategy and investor
     Mr. Rajkowski has extensive financial experience, having joined Eastman
 Kodak Company (NYSE:   EK) as controller in 1998 following a distinguished
 career in public accounting.  He subsequently served as vice president of
 finance, where he was responsible for all finance functions of the company's
 worldwide business units, global operations, and corporate financial planning
 and analysis.  In 2003, Mr. Rajkowski was named chief operating officer of
 Kodak's Consumer Digital Business, and more recently became vice president and
 general manager, worldwide operations, Digital & Film Imaging Systems, the
 firm's largest business with over $9 billion in annual revenues.
     "Mark's very impressive track record of financial and business leadership
 in a prominent international manufacturing company makes him an ideal addition
 to our management team," said John A. Luke, Jr., chairman and chief executive
 officer of MeadWestvaco.  "He is extremely well qualified to lead
 MeadWestvaco's finance organization and to be a dynamic contributor to the
 development and execution of the company's objectives and strategies."
     Prior to joining Eastman Kodak, Mr. Rajkowski spent 17 years at
 Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, serving as the managing partner for the Upstate
 New York Technology Industry Group as well as the partner on the Kodak
 relationship from 1993 to 1998.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of
 Performance Technologies, Inc.  Mr. Rajkowski graduated from Lehigh University
 where he received his BS in Accounting.  He is a member of the American
 Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives
     MeadWestvaco Corporation, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is a leading
 global producer of packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office
 products, and specialty chemicals.  Among the principal markets it serves are
 the automotive, beverage, consumer products, healthcare, media and
 entertainment, and publishing industries.  The company operates in 29
 countries and serves customers in nearly 100 nations.  Its highly recognized
 consumer and office brands include AT-A-GLANCE(R), Cambridge(R), Columbian(R),
 Day Runner(R), Five Star(R), and Mead(R).  MeadWestvaco manages strategically
 located forestlands according to stringent environmental standards and in
 conformity with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R).  For more information,

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