Nadeem S. Ali Named Vice President, Treasurer of Greif, Inc.

Date: 2012-08-22

DELAWARE, Ohio (Aug. 22, 2012) – Nadeem S. Ali joined Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) as Vice President, Treasurer on Aug. 20. He had been senior director of Capital Markets & Treasury Operations, Corporate Treasury for Cummins, Inc.

Ali has more than 19 years of diverse and progressive experience in corporate finance, capital markets, financial derivatives, cash management, controllership, engineering, strategy and change management. In addition to his work at Cummins, his career has included treasury and finance positions at Genentech, Hewlett Packard, Compaq Computer and the Ford Motor Company.

Ali holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical & Material Science & Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

He was honored with the “40 under 40” Award from Treasury and Risk Management Magazine in October 2008.

Ali will be based at Greif’s corporate headquarters in Delaware, Ohio.