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Bemis Provides Update Regarding Proposed Acquisition of Alcan Packaging Food Americas

September 18, 2009
Bemis Company Inc. has announced that it received a request for additional information and documentary material, often referred to as a "Second Request," from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with its Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory review of Bemis' proposed acquisition of the Food Americas operations of Alcan Packaging from Rio Tinto plc, announced on July 5, 2009. Bemis will continue to work cooperatively with the DOJ and expects the transaction to close by the end of 2009.

Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, manufacturing, and other companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.bemis.com.