Ninth Amendment to THE MEAD CORPORATION RESTRICTED STOCK PLAN
WHEREAS, The Mead Corporation maintains The Mead Corporation Restricted Stock Plan (the "Plan") and
has previously amended the Plan;
WHEREAS, further amendment of the Plan is now deemed to be desirable;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Plan be, and it hereby is, amended as follows:
1. Effective August 25, 2001, the first sentence of Article I, Section 5(c) of the Plan is amended to read, in its
entirety, as follows:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, immediately prior to the occurrence of a 'Change in Control',
all of the restrictions set forth in this Section 5 shall immediately cease to apply to all Restricted Shares issued
pursuant to the Plan."
EXECUTED at Dayton, Ohio this 25th day of January, 2002.
THE MEAD CORPORATION
By: /s/ JEROME F. TATAR
/s/ DAVID L. SANTEZ