News | September 19, 2002

MeadWestvaco to Present at Paper Industry Conference

Source: MeadWestvaco - Containerboard Division

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) today announced that Jerome F. Tatar, chairman of the board, and John A. Luke, Jr., president and chief executive officer, are scheduled to present at a paper industry conference on September 27, 2002, at 12:30 p.m. The conference title is the Global Paper and Forest Products Conference, and the event is being hosted by UBS Warburg in New York City.

Investors can access the audio portion of this presentation live on MeadWestvaco's Web site at http://www.meadwestvaco.com/invest/index.html . After connecting to this page, interested parties should click on the link to Presentations & Webcasts and look for a link to the UBS Warburg conference. Listeners should go to the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation to download and install any necessary audio software. The replay of the audio presentation will begin 24 hours after completion of the presentation and remain available until October 25, 2002. Slides of the presentation will be posted on the Web site for viewing at 12:30 p.m. on September 27, 2002.

MeadWestvaco Corporation, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., has annual sales of $8 billion and is a leading global producer of packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products and specialty chemicals. The company operates in 33 countries, serves customers in approximately 100 nations and employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. Using sustainable forestry practices, MeadWestvaco manages 3.4 million acres of forests. For more information about MeadWestvaco, visit the company's Web site, http://www.meadwestvaco.com .

MeadWestvaco - Containerboard Division, 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. Tel: 770-951-3848; Fax: 770-644-2383.