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GLATFELTER APPOINTS KENT MATSUMOTO AS VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & CORPORATE SECRETARY

York, PA, October 8, 2013: – Today, Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) announced the promotion of Kent K. Matsumoto to Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately. In this capacity, he will report directly to Dante C. Parrini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
 
In making this announcement, Mr. Parrini said, “During his seven-month tenure as the interim General Counsel, Kent has demonstrated a track record of hands on execution that has created value for the Company and shareholders.  His sound judgment, business acumen, and leadership skills are a great complement to Glatfelter’s Senior Executive Team.”
 
Mr. Matsumoto brings 28 years of diverse and global corporate, legal, and trade association experience to his assignment.  He joined Glatfelter in June 2012 as Assistant General Counsel and quickly assumed the role as Chief Compliance Officer as well as various Assistant Secretarial responsibilities.  In March 2013, he was appointed interim General Counsel for the Company.
 
Prior to working at Glatfelter, Mr. Matsumoto served in a variety of corporate and divisional leadership assignments with firms such as Wolters Kluwer, Mayne Pharma, Alpharma, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.  He also has worked for the Baltimore legal firms of Semes, Bowen, and Semes as well as Ober, Kaler, Grimes, & Shriver.
 
Mr. Matsumoto earned a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and achieved his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. His continued development includes executive education programs at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Mr. Matsumoto is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia (inactive) and is licensed as an in-house corporate counsel in Pennsylvania.   

Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the Company employs approximately 4,200 people and serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.6 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.
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