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): March 2, 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 8.01 Other Events.

A Senior Vice President of MeadWestvaco Corporation (the “Company”), Mr. E. Mark Rajkowski, Chief Financial Officer, has established a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan (the “Trading Plan”) to sell Company stock acquired through the vesting of restricted stock unit awards and his exercise of employee stock options. The Trading Plan is part of his personal financial planning strategy for asset diversification. His individual Trading Plan is described below.

Mr. Rajkowski’s Trading Plan provides for the sale of up to 75,160 shares of Company stock that he may acquire upon exercise of employee stock options. The exercise price of those options is currently below the Company’s stock price. In addition, the Trading Plan provides for the sale of 12,330 shares acquired through the vesting of restricted stock unit awards. Planned sales under his Trading Plan will commence no earlier than April 5, 2012, provided that the price of Company stock achieves specified levels. His Trading Plan terminates on December 31, 2012.

Mr. Rajkowski’s Trading Plan covers the exercise of approximately 20% of his outstanding vested employee stock options and approximately 8% of his direct holdings of company stock. Mr. Rajkowski’s Trading Plan will not impact his current holdings in Company stock, which is well above the Company’s stock ownership guidelines for executives.

10b5-1 Plans Generally

The Trading Plan described above was adopted in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Company’s policies regarding transactions in its securities. Rule 10b5-1 permits individuals who are not in possession of material, non-public information at the time the plan is adopted to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell company stock. Once a plan is established, the individual retains no discretion over purchases or sales under the plan, and the transactions are executed through a broker on or after specified dates, whether or not the individual subsequently acquires material non-public information about the Company.

Any transactions under this Trading Plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission when due.


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: March 2, 2012     John J. Carrara
    Assistant Secretary