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Alcan Packaging Honored With American Meat Institute 2007 Supplier of the Year Award

Friday, October 26, 2007

CHICAGO, Ill., October 26, 2007 — Alcan Packaging Food Americas of Chicago, Ill., today was named the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) 2007 Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented during AMI’s International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention & Exposition, October 24-27, 2007, in Chicago, Ill.

The Supplier of the Year Award is given to a supplier member of AMI that truly partners with meat and poultry processors to help achieve industry goals. Alcan Packaging is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible food packaging and known for high quality packaging solutions – something vital to the safety, integrity and quality of meat and poultry products. Alcan has been a major supporter of AMI and has provided important leadership through the company’s role on the Supplier Committee.

According to the nomination by a customer familiar with Alcan’s excellent customer service, “Alcan delivered everything they promised and provided a high level of confidence.”

The company has a demonstrated commitment to excellence across many aspects of its business and as a good corporate citizen. Alcan is committed to community involvement, using ecologically responsible materials, reducing secondary packaging and to optimizing recyclability.

Likewise, company’s passion for quality and safety is reflected in their ISO 14001 and OSHA 18001 certifications at all of their sites.

AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle applauded Alcan, saying the company “has helped members of the meat industry achieve their product and development goals.”

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.

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