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GLATFELTER APPOINTS MICHAEL L. KORNICZKY AS VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

YORK, Pennsylvania – January 23, 2012 – Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) today announced that Michael L. Korniczky has been appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately.
 
“I am pleased to welcome Michael to our Senior Executive Team and look forward to his contributions as we work to create value for the Company and our shareholders,” said Dante C. Parrini, Chairman and CEO.  “His background providing strategic leadership and direction to global businesses with substantial international operations fits well with our global growth strategies in fiber-based engineered materials.”
 
Mr. Korniczky most recently served as the Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary for Graham Packaging Company, a $2.8 billion global producer of custom blow-molded plastic containers.  Previously he served as Assistant General Counsel at Crown Holdings, Inc., a $7 billion Fortune 500 consumer packaging manufacturer.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier College School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law from John Marshall Law School.

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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