Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 13, 2012



MeadWestvaco Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




DELAWARE   001-31215   31-1797999

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

501 South 5th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-0501

(Address of principal executive offices)

(804) 444-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

John E. Banu, Vice President, Controller, notified MeadWestvaco Corporation (the “Company”) he plans to retire on December 31, 2012 after nearly 37 years of service with the Company.

Brent A. Harwood, age 48, has been appointed Controller, effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Harwood joined the Company in 2006 and serves as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining the Company, he was with Deloitte for twelve years followed by Cadmus Communications Corporation as Controller for 5 years.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ John J. Carrara

Date: November 16, 2012       John J. Carrara
      Assistant Secretary