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October 08, 2015

Clearwater Paper Promotes Patrick T. Burke to Group President

New role consolidates oversight of the company’s pulp and paperboard and consumer products businesses

New York, NY, October 8, 2015 – Acertitude is pleased to share the news of Patrick T. Burke’s promotion to Group President at Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW).  Clearwater Paper announced that Mr. Burke, who currently serves as the company's president of the consumer products division, will assume the newly created consolidated role of group president overseeing both the pulp and paperboard and consumer products businesses. 

"Pat's drive and success bringing operational efficiencies to every part of our business is exactly what we need for our continued success," said Linda K. Massman, president and CEO.  "Consolidated division leadership is another step towards building a more efficient and agile company that best serves our customers' needs and can deliver more value to our stockholders."

“Pat and Clearwater are a great fit,” said Kevin R. O’Neill, founder and managing partner at Acertitude.   “He brings an exceptional track record of accomplishment across every stage of his career, and Clearwater provides him a great opportunity to continue to pursue a highly rewarding role, professionally and personally.”

Key members of the Acertitude team had the pleasure of working with Clearwater Paper to attract Pat Burke to the company in May 2014.  This is Mr. Burke’s second promotion since he first joined Clearwater Paper as Vice President, Supply Chain.  

Mr O’Neill’s comments reflect Acertitude’s focus on re-imagining the role of executive search. 

"We believe the true measure of a successful search lies in the positive, meaningful impact that the executive makes on a client’s organization,” he said. “We work to understand the talent needs of each client, and to apply that understanding in building and executing a talent strategy that unleashes the human potential within the organization. We congratulate Pat on the impact he is making at Clearwater Paper, and are confident that he will continue to thrive in his new role.”

Prior to joining Clearwater Paper, Mr. Burke spent nearly 30 years in manufacturing, warehouse operations, and supply chain management leadership positions for PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, and Ralston Foods. While at PepsiCo, he managed the Western region of Gatorade with total sales of $4 billion. Pat received his Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University and his MBA from Ohio University. 

About Clearwater Paper Corporation

Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants, and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.