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P. H. Glatfelter Company Announces
Restructuring of Glatfelter Division Sales Effort

 Spring Grove, Pa. - P. H. Glatfelter Company is restructuring its senior sales and marketing management team at its Glatfelter Division to provide more customized services, and support and to enhance the development of its engineered paper products.

The Glatfelter Division, which produces specialized printing papers and engineered papers, includes the Company's pulp and paper mills in Spring Grove and in Neenah, Wisconsin. Papers made by the division include those found in novels, reference books, greeting cards, shopping bags, postage stamps, weatherstripping and medical and surgical products.

The restructuring is designed to build on the Glatfelter Division's existing strengths in specialized printing papers, and to direct sales and service functions to take advantage of the changing marketplace for those papers. The Company is also taking aggressive steps to grow market position in engineered papers as part of a long-term strategy initiated last year.

"There is great opportunity to grow our existing leadership position within the specialized printing paper markets, and to expand our sales of engineered papers within the Glatfelter Division," said Leland R. Hall, vice president and general manager of the Glatfelter Division. "We are aligning our sales management team to ensure excellent customer service and to allow for new innovations across our product lines."

Changes within the Engineered Products Business will be instituted in preparation for the October 1 retirement of Edward J. Gillis, currently vice president of business development within the division. Mr. Hall will oversee the Engineered Products Business. Mr. Gillis, who has been with the Company for 26 years, will serve in an advisory capacity until his retirement to ensure an effective and seamless transition.

David P. Dumbleton, Ph.D., director - engineered products business, will assume the responsibility for day-to-day management of this business segment. Dr. Dumbleton, who will also report to Mr. Hall, will work closely with engineered product customers.

"With Lee’s technical and manufacturing background and David’s experience in sales and marketing, we are setting the stage to continue the development of this rapidly growing and very exciting market area for P. H. Glatfelter Company," said Mr. Gillis.

Spearheading the division’s specialized Printing Papers Business will be Dante C. Parrini who has been promoted to the new position of vice president - sales and marketing. He assumes responsibility for all sales and marketing functions with the primary focus of increasing the division’s profitability and market share. Mr. Parrini most recently served as national sales and marketing manager. Mr. Parrini will report to Mr. Hall.

"Under Dante's leadership, our sales and marketing team will move one step closer to becoming our customers' true business partners," Mr. Hall said. "Additionally, Dante will focus on developing and introducing high-value products in niche markets."

Additionally, Mark W. Pitts has been promoted to national sales manager for the division's Printing Papers Business. Reporting to Mr. Parrini, Mr. Pitts is responsible for all sales activities for book publishing papers, printing and writing papers, envelope papers and other converting papers. Mr. Pitts has 17 years of experience with the Company, most recently serving as director of sales - book publishing group.

The restructuring comes on the heels of P. H. Glatfelter Company's announcement to relocate its headquarters from Spring Grove to York, Pennsylvania, allowing the Company to expand its global operations and to focus on corporate strategic issues.

P. H. Glatfelter Company is a global manufacturer of engineered papers and specialized printing papers. With operations throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, Germany, France and the Philippines, the Company employs approximately 3,800 worldwide. The P. H. Glatfelter Company is a publicly held company, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.


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