Verso Corporation Names Randy J. Nebel as President and CEO

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MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2021 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) today announced the appointment of Randy J. Nebel as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Nebel has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2020 and has been a member of Verso's Board of Directors since November 2019.

verso 29janv21Randy J. Nebel"We are pleased that Randy has accepted our offer to transition from the interim role to a permanent position," said Chairman of the Board Sean Erwin. "His more than 40 years of knowledge in the paper and packaging industry, combined with his breadth of executive leadership experience, make him the right choice for this role."

"Since becoming interim President and CEO in October, I have had the privilege of working with Verso's talented and dedicated team, spending time in our mills, meeting with customers and creating a dialogue with our investors," said Nebel. "I am optimistic about the opportunities ahead and look forward to continuing to work closely with our team and Board to execute company strategic goals and initiatives that achieve results and create long-term value for all of our stakeholders."

Mr. Nebel previously served as Executive Vice President of Integrated Packaging at KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and prior to that was President of Longview Fibre Paper and Packing, Inc. He was also a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and the American & Forest Paper Association.

About Verso Corporation
Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. A leading North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users. For more information, visit us online at

Forward-Looking Statements
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Source: Verso Corporation