WestRock Named to FORTUNE’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced today that it has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of the Worlds Most Admired Companies. It is the fifth-consecutive year WestRock has been named to the prestigious list.

The Worlds Most Admired Companies list is widely considered to be the definitive report card on corporate reputation. It is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts on nine attributes considered critical to a companys global success.

I am proud of the work our 50,000 team members around the world do every day to connect people to products and to deliver value for our customers and stockholders, said Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer of WestRock. This honor recognizes their dedication and commitment to making WestRock the leading paper and packaging company.

The full list appears in the February issue of FORTUNE and is available now at http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/ and on newsstands.

About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRocks team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Investors:

James Armstrong, 470-328-6327

Vice President – Investor Relations

[email protected]

John Stakel, 678-291-7901

Senior Vice President – Treasurer

[email protected]

Media:

John Pensec, 470-328-6397

Director, Corporate Communications

[email protected]