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Bemis director William L. Mansfield awarded shares 17 October 2017

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Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director William L. Mansfield, was awarded 514 shares worth $US23,772 on October 16.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY WILLIAM L. MANSFIELD, DIRECTOR

Age: 67

Director Since 2012

Mr. Mansfield is on the Board of Directors of Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI), an international supplier of aerospace components and systems, and is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL), a producer of chloralkali and chlorovinyl materials, positions he has held since 2012. Mr. Mansfield retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Valspar Corporation, a global paints and coatings manufacturer (NYSE: VAL). He became Chairman of Valspar in August 2007 and retired from this role in 2012. He served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 until 2011. Mr. Mansfield was also President of Valspar from February 2005 to February 2008. Mr. Mansfield's broad experience in strategic planning, operations, financial management and investor relations is a valuable asset to our Company. In addition, his leadership experience with a publicly-traded company provides important background expertise and knowledge to the Company.

SECTION 2 BEMIS COMPANY, INC. PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:BMS):

+ Bemis Company, Inc. is placed 2,115/2,552 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NYSE stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 17.

2.1 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 4 of the last 5 years.

BMSCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Oct 17$US46.17$US1.19(7.5)2.4-5.6
1 Year ago$US50.16$US1.1521.22.824
2 Years ago$US41.37$US1.119.22.912.1
3 Years ago$US37.89$US1.07(0.5)2.82.3
4 Years ago$US38.09$US1.0321.63.324.9

Close 5 years ago $US31.32.

2.2 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US949

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
BMS.NYSE984978949
S&P 500 Index1,0041,0251,204

2.3 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change for Bemis was -7.5%. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 20.4% in the year, the relative price change was -27.8%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
BMS-2.2-0.2-7.5
Containers & packaging sector2.7-0.410.9
S&P 500 Index2.44.120.4

SECTION 3 BEMIS COMPANY, INC. FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:BMS):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Revenue Growth has improved from -12.8% in 2013 to -1.6% in 2016, Return on Equity has improved from 11.4% in 2013 to 18.8% in 2016 and Operating Margin has improved from 8.0% in 2013 to 10.3% in 2016.

BMSRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016-1.61.610.318.8
2015-6.829.110.220
2014-2.2-7.49.816.7
2013-12.822.9811.4

3.2 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged -3.6% for Total Revenue and 3.6% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)3-year Avg ($US M)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue4,004.44,148.5-3.6
EBITDA411.1477.3-9.1
Operating Profit411.1417.14.7
Net Profit236.2222.23.6

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 3-year average is 5.8% and Return on Equity 3-year average is 18.5%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
EBITDA Margin10.311.5
Operating Profit Margin10.310.1
Net Profit Margin5.95.8
Return on Equity18.818.5
Return on Assets6.46.6
Return on Capital Employed13.113.7

3.4 High Performance Indicator:

DescriptionValueRank In NYSE Market
Turnover in Quarter$US3.5 billionIn Top Quartile

SECTION 4 BEMIS COMPANY, INC. MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NYSE:BMS):

4.1 Market Position

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS), NYSE's 8th largest Containers & Packaging company by market cap, decreased $US1.65 (or 3.5%) year to date in 2017 to close at $US46.17. This makes the stock the biggest decliner in the Containers & Packaging sector which is up 12.0% in 2017. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 14.3% YTD, this is a relative price change of -17.8%. The average daily volume of 817,262 shares so far in 2017 was 1.1 times the average daily volume in 2016. In 2017 the market cap has declined $US288.8 million.

4.2 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,794 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)4.2B3,034Top
Total Assets (US$)3.7B4,810Top
Revenue (US$)4B2,627Top
Net Profit (US$)236.2M2,845Top
Return on Equity %18.84,903Top
Net Profit Margin %5.916,240Second
Price to Book55.532,887Third
Price Earnings20.312,408Second
Yield %2.69,666Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$95326,992Third
US$ Change (1Year) %-7.127,395Third
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)4725,103Third

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF BEMIS COMPANY, INC.

William F. Austen, Chief Executive Officer & President & Director

Michael B. Clauer, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President

Jeffrey H. Curler, Director

David S. Haffner, Director

William L. Mansfield, Director

Adele M. Gulfo, Director

Ronald J. Floto, Director

Edward N. Perry, Director

Arun Nayar, Director

Timothy M. Manganello, Director

Philip G. Weaver, Director

David T. Szczupak, Director

Holly A. Van Deursen, Director

Paul S. Peercy, Director

Sheri H. Edison, Company Secretary & Vice President

James W. Ransom, Senior Vice President

Jerry S. Krempa, Vice President

Melanie E. R. Miller, Vice President

William E. Jackson, Vice President

SECTION 6 BEMIS COMPANY, INC. ACTIVITIES

Bemis Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of flexible packaging products and pressure sensitive materials. The Company sells its products to customers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments: Flexible Packaging and Pressure Sensitive Materials. The Company's products are sold to customers primarily in the food industry. Other customers include companies in the businesses of chemical, agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, automotive, construction, graphic industries and other consumer goods.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

18 July 2017

Bemis director William L. Mansfield awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director William L. Mansfield, was awarded 514 shares worth $US23,778 on July 17.

09 May 2017

Bemis director Arun Nayar awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director Arun Nayar, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director Ronald J. Floto awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director Ronald J. Floto, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director David T. Szczupak awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director David T. Szczupak, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director William L. Mansfield awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director William L. Mansfield, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director Holly A. Van Deursen awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director Holly A. Van Deursen, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director Adele M. Gulfo awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director Adele M. Gulfo, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director David S. Haffner awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director David S. Haffner, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director Philip G. Weaver awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director Philip G. Weaver, was awarded 2,889 shares worth $US130,005 on May 04.

08 May 2017

Bemis director Timothy M. Manganello awarded shares

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) director Timothy M. Manganello, was awarded 5,000 shares worth $US225,000 on May 04.

7.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

07 August 2017

William F. Austen starts fourth year as Bemis CEO

William F. Austen was appointed CEO of Bemis (NYSE:BMS) three years ago on August 07, 2014. The shares were up from US$39.1 to US$42.4 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 5.3%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth US$1,167, a gain of US$84 and dividend reinvested of US$83.

23 June 2017

Adele M. Gulfo starts third year as Bemis Director

Adele M. Gulfo was appointed Director of Bemis (NYSE:BMS) two years ago on June 23, 2015.

17 June 2017

Sheri H. Edison starts eighth year as Bemis Vice President

Sheri H. Edison was appointed Vice President of Bemis (NYSE:BMS) seven years ago on June 17, 2010. In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 11.4%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now $US1,718, a gain of $US507 and dividend reinvested of $US211.

05 May 2017

Jerry S. Krempa starts seventh year as Bemis Vice President

Jerry S. Krempa was appointed Vice President of Bemis (NYSE:BMS) six years ago on May 05, 2011. In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 11.4%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now $US1,712, a gain of $US499 and dividend reinvested of $US213.

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