Neenah’s CLASSIC CREST® Papers Selected for Invitation to Presidential Inauguration

Alpharetta, GA, January 01, 2009 --( Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) has announced that the official invitation to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama is being printed on one of Neenah’s greenest papers, CLASSIC CREST® Papers Recycled 100 Natural White.

According to John O’Donnell, President of Neenah Fine Paper, this paper is a befitting choice for such an event because it represents the absolute best of what Neenah Paper has to offer in the way of premium papers that are high performance, yet eco-friendly.

“We are proud to be included in such a historic occasion. CLASSIC CREST Paper is the greenest premium paper in the world. The certifications carried on the line and its unmatched print performance are very likely what led the Obama team to choose it for their inaugural invitation,” says O’Donnell. “Yet, ironically, very few of these invitations will ever end up being recycled due to the significance of the inauguration of President Obama. Knowing that these invitations will instantly become keepsakes or souvenirs makes this even more momentous for Neenah Paper.”

As is the case with most of Neenah Paper’s product portfolio, the environmental profile of the paper chosen for the invitation is in keeping with President-elect Obama’s green sensibilities. CLASSIC CREST Papers are completely FSC Certified, Green-e Certified as being made with 100 percent renewable energy, made 100 percent Carbon Neutral, and Processed Chlorine Free. Additionally, Recycled 100 Natural White is made from 100 percent post consumer fiber.

Neenah Paper has long been an industry leader in the manufacture of premium papers that are counted on for exceptional quality and performance. Respecting the past while looking toward the future keeps Neenah Paper relevant in today’s market, ensuring a legacy of fine papermaking. Considering its reputation for reliability, Neenah Paper was a natural choice for the printer, Precise Continental of Brooklyn, N.Y., and President-elect Obama’s inauguration team.

About Neenah Paper
For over 100 years, Neenah Paper has been an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium and specialty papers. Neenah brings state-of-the-art technology to its signature brands, CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, STARWHITE®, NEENAH® and ESSE®, as well as a host of other fine paper products preferred by graphic designers and printers. Neenah’s award-winning and versatile digital papers round out its comprehensive portfolio. Neenah’s sustainability commitment is reflected through the Neenah Green initiative, which includes mill-based solutions for minimizing environmental impact. A proud consumer of Green Energy, Neenah Paper is also a U.S. EPA Green Power Partner, and manufactures many brands carrying the Green-e, Green Seal and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications (SW-COC-000885).

Neenah Paper Inc.
Jamie Saunders