Schweitzer-Mauduit Announces Quarterly Dividend and Director Elections

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.

    ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Schweitzer-Mauduit
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   SWM) held its annual stockholders meeting today and
 announced a quarterly dividend of fifteen cents ($.15) per share.  The Board
 of Directors declared the dividend payable on June 11, 2001 to stockholders of
 record on May 14, 2001.
     Stockholders reelected three Class III directors to three-year terms
 expiring in 2004: Mr. Leonard J. Kujawa, former partner in Arthur Andersen LLP
 and its Worldwide Director of Energy and Telecommunications at the time of his
 retirement in 1995 and currently an international consultant to his former
 firm and to global companies; Mr. Larry B. Stillman, Vice President, Northwest
 Group, xpedx; and Mr. Wayne H. Deitrich, Chairman of the Board and Chief
 Executive Officer of Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.  Stockholders also
 approved an amendment of the Company's equity participation plan.
     Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. is a diversified producer of
 premium specialty papers and the world's largest supplier of fine papers to
 the tobacco industry.  It also manufactures specialty papers for use in
 alkaline batteries, vacuum cleaner bags, overlay products, business forms and
 printing and packaging applications.  Schweitzer-Mauduit and its subsidiaries
 conduct business in over 90 countries and employ 3,500 people worldwide, with
 operations in the United States, France, Brazil and Canada.  For further
 information, please visit the Company's Web site at
 www.schweitzer-mauduit.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Bill Foust, 770-569-4203, or Paul Roberts, 770-569-4277, both of
                     Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
 
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SOURCE Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
    ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Schweitzer-Mauduit
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   SWM) held its annual stockholders meeting today and
 announced a quarterly dividend of fifteen cents ($.15) per share.  The Board
 of Directors declared the dividend payable on June 11, 2001 to stockholders of
 record on May 14, 2001.
     Stockholders reelected three Class III directors to three-year terms
 expiring in 2004: Mr. Leonard J. Kujawa, former partner in Arthur Andersen LLP
 and its Worldwide Director of Energy and Telecommunications at the time of his
 retirement in 1995 and currently an international consultant to his former
 firm and to global companies; Mr. Larry B. Stillman, Vice President, Northwest
 Group, xpedx; and Mr. Wayne H. Deitrich, Chairman of the Board and Chief
 Executive Officer of Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.  Stockholders also
 approved an amendment of the Company's equity participation plan.
     Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. is a diversified producer of
 premium specialty papers and the world's largest supplier of fine papers to
 the tobacco industry.  It also manufactures specialty papers for use in
 alkaline batteries, vacuum cleaner bags, overlay products, business forms and
 printing and packaging applications.  Schweitzer-Mauduit and its subsidiaries
 conduct business in over 90 countries and employ 3,500 people worldwide, with
 operations in the United States, France, Brazil and Canada.  For further
 information, please visit the Company's Web site at
 www.schweitzer-mauduit.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Bill Foust, 770-569-4203, or Paul Roberts, 770-569-4277, both of
                     Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X16134742
 
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