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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 (NYSE: GLT) is a leading global supplier of engineered materials. The Company’s high-quality, innovative and customizable solutions are found in tea and single-serve coffee filtration, personal hygiene and packaging products as well as home improvement and industrial applications. Headquartered in York, PA, the Company’s net sales approximate $950 million annually with customers in over 100 countries and approximately 2,300 employees worldwide. Operations include eleven manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines. Additional information about Glatfelter may be found at www.glatfelter.com.
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