SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 10, 2011
(Date of Report)
June 10, 2011
(Date of earliest event reported)
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
6400 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38197
(Address and zip code of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On June 10, 2011, International Paper Companys Board of Directors elected Joan E. Spero as a director. Ms. Spero has served in the U.S. Department of State as Undersecretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs and as Ambassador to the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs. She has held leadership positions at American Express in Corporate Strategy and Corporate Affairs over a span of 12 years, and from 1997 to 2008, she served as President of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Ms. Spero is currently a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia Universitys School of International and Public Affairs.
She currently is a member of IBMs board of directors, a Trustee of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and a Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University and Amherst College. Previously, Ms. Spero served on the board of directors of ING Groep N.V., Delta Air Lines Inc., and First Data Corporation. Ms. Spero earned a masters degree and a doctorate from Columbia University.
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.
Date: June 10, 2011