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RockTenn Publishes First Corporate Sustainability Report

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Announces Six Sustainability Goals for 2020</b></i> </p>

Thursday, June 28, 2012

RockTenn Publishes First Corporate Sustainability Report16:12 EDT Thursday, June 28, 2012 NORCROSS, Ga. (Business Wire) -- RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) today released its inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report, which affirms the company's long-standing commitment to sustainability and outlines its 2020 sustainability goals. “RockTenn has been producing paper-based packaging from recycled materials since our founding in 1936,” said Jim Rubright, Chairman and CEO of RockTenn. “Our core business activities were founded on recycling products that create economic value by reusing materials otherwise bound for waste streams. “Our belief is that our operations can be more than consistent with an environmentally sustainable planet. We can be part of the solution and have a net positive impact on the environment,” Rubright continued. “These formal sustainability goals are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to our environment, our people and our performance.” RockTenn's 2020 Sustainability Goals Reduce energy use by 10 percent Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent Reduce water use by 12 percent Reduce solid waste by 15 percent Achieve chain-of-custody certifications for 100 percent of facilities Improve employee safety by 30 percent “This report provides a summary of our approach to sustainability, progress toward our goals and examples of excellence and sustainability in action throughout our company,” said Jessica Kimbrough, Chair of RockTenn's Sustainability Council and Vice President, Marketing, Consumer Packaging. “While we have made significant progress, we know there is opportunity to improve and we will constantly aspire to do so.” For complete details on RockTenn's Sustainability Goals, see the full Sustainability Report at www.rocktenn.com. About RockTenn RockTenn is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions. RockTenn's 26,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time. The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and China. For more information, visit www.rocktenn.com. RockTennInvestors:John Stakel, 678-291-7900Senior Vice President-Treasurerjstakel@rocktenn.comorMedia:Robin Keegan, 770-326-8245Director, Corporate Communicationsrokeegan@rocktenn.com