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Graphic Packaging Holding Company to Acquire Contego's European Food Carton Business for $112.5M

Creates a leading position in the European food and consumer products folding carton market
Enhances Graphic Packaging's position in Europe by growing its operating footprint, expanding into new markets and providing new opportunities for growth
Combination of Graphic Packaging's existing beverage carton business with Contego's food and consumer products carton business creates new diversified platform
Contego Cartons had trailing twelve month sales of approximately $260 million and EBITDA of nearly $19 million
Company to pay approximately £71 million in cash and assume approximately £10 million in other net liabilities in an all cash transaction to be funded using existing liquidity sources
Expect to generate $8-$10 million of synergies over next two years and be accretive to earnings in first full year after integration
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, today announced an agreement to acquire Contego Cartons, a leading food and consumer product packaging company based in the United Kingdom. Contego is owned by Platinum Equity.

"We are excited about the acquisition of Contego's Food and Consumer Carton business as it extends Graphic Packaging into new end markets, expands the Company's

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