UPDATE: More information on the sale
Verso Paper Corp. announced Monday that it has entered an agreement to purchase New Page Holdings Inc.
Verso said the transaction is valued at $1.4 billion.
Upon completion of the deal, the combined company will have 11 facilities in six states and sales of approximately $4.5 billion.
Verso, a leading producer of coated paper, owns mills in Michigan and Maine, including Jay and Bucksport.
New Page's paper mills include Rumford.
Watch the Sun Journal for more details.