Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): April 6, 2017  

WestRock Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


501 South 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(804) 444-1000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On April 6, 2017, WestRock Company (“WestRock”) completed the previously announced sale of its home, health and beauty business, pursuant to the terms of a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), dated January 23, 2017, by and among WestRock and WestRock MWV, LLC (“Seller”) and Silgan Holdings LLC and certain of its affiliates (“Buyers”). At the closing, Buyers acquired from Seller all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock or other equity interests of WestRock Dispensing Systems Hemer GmbH, WestRock Dispensing Systems Milano S.r.l, WestRock Dispensing Systems Vicenza S.r.l, WestRock Dispensing Systems R&D Netherlands B.V., WestRock Dispensing Systems Barcelona S.L., Mead Packaging International, LLC and WestRock Slatersville, LLC and their respective subsidiaries for a purchase price of $1,025,000,000 in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.

The information set forth in item 1.01 of the current report on Form 8-K filed by WestRock with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 23, 2017 is incorporated by reference into this item.

On April 6, 2017, WestRock issued a press release announcing the closing of the transaction. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

    (c)   Exhibits

            99.1    Press release dated April 6, 2017


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.

 WestRock Company
Date: April 6, 2017By: /s/ Robert B. McIntosh        
  Robert B. McIntosh
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary