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Bemis Company Elects William Jackson as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

NEENAH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2013-- Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected William E. Jackson, PhD as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Bemis Company, Inc., reporting to Henry Theisen, Bemis’ President and Chief Executive Officer. As Bemis' Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Jackson will be responsible for leveraging Bemis’ research and development capabilities across our global operations and diversified applications.

"Bill brings extensive global research and product development expertise to our leadership team, and I look forward to his contributions to the future growth of Bemis Company," said Henry Theisen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bemis Company.

Dr. Jackson joins Bemis from Dow Chemical where he participated on Dow's technology leadership team and held the position of Vice President, Global Research & Development - Dow Building and Construction, a $2 Billion global polymer business. Prior to Dow, he spent 16 years with GE, in Plastics, Lighting, and Appliances in leadership R&D, market development, and application engineering roles. In addition, Jackson serves as Chairman of the US Industrial Advisory Board to the Department of Energy US/China Clean Energy Research Center. He received his BS in Geology from the College of Wooster and received his MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Geology, with an emphasis in Material Science and Geochemistry.

Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2012 net sales of $5.1 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website,

Source: Bemis Company, Inc.

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Melanie E. R. Miller, 920-527-5045
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