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Form 3 WestRock Co For: Aug 15 Filed by: Shoemaker Samuel W.

August 17, 2022 4:16 PM EDT

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FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Shoemaker Samuel W.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1000 ABERNATHY ROAD NE
SUITE 125

(Street)
ATLANTA GA 30328

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
08/15/2022
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WestRock Co [ WRK ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President, Consumer Packaging
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
Stephanie W. Bignon (attorney-in-fact pursuant to power of attorney filed herewith) 08/17/2022
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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Power of Attorney


Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby makes, constitutes
and appoints each of Denise R. Singleton, Stephanie W. Bignon and Vandy F.
Fitzpatrick, or any of them acting singly, and with full power of substitution
and re-substitution, the undersigned's true  and lawful attorney in fact
(each of such persons and their substitutes being referred to herein as the
"Attorney-in-Fact"), with full power to act for the undersigned and in the
undersigned's name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to:
1.	Prepare, execute, and submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC") a Form ID, including amendments thereto, and any other documents
necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling the undersigned
to make electronic filings with the SEC of reports required or considered by
the Attorney-in-Fact to be advisable under Section 16 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act" and "Section 16", respectively) or
any rule or regulation of the SEC;
2.	Prepare, execute and submit to the SEC, WestRock Company
(the "Company"), and/or any national securities exchange on which the Company's
securities are listed any and all reports (including any amendments thereto)
the undersigned is required to file with the SEC, or which the Attorney-in-Fact
considers it advisable to file with the SEC, under Section 16 or any rule or
regulation of the SEC, including Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933
("Rule 144"), with respect to any security of the Company; and
3.	Obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the undersigned's
behalf, information regarding transactions in the Company's equity securities
from any third party, including the Company and any brokers, dealers, employee
benefit plan administrators, trusts and trustees, and the undersigned hereby
authorizes any such third party to release any such information to the
Attorney-in-Fact.
The undersigned hereby grants to the Attorney-in-Fact full power and authority
to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite, necessary or
advisable to be done in connection with the foregoing, as fully, to all intents
and purposes, as the undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratifying
and confirming all that the Attorney-in-Fact, or his or her substitute or
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by authority of this Power
of Attorney.
The undersigned acknowledges that:
a)	This Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, the
Attorney-in-Fact to act in his or her discretion on information provided to
such Attorney-in-Fact without independent verification of such information;
b)	Any documents prepared or executed by the Attorney-in-Fact on behalf
of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney will be in such form and
will contain such information as the Attorney-in-Fact, in his or her
discretion, deems necessary or desirable; and
c)	This Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned from
responsibility for compliance with the undersigned's obligations under Section
16 or any rule or regulation of the SEC.  Neither the Company nor the
Attorney-in-Fact assumes any liability for the undersigned's responsibility to
comply with the requirements of Section 16 or Rule 144, any liability of the
undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or any liability
of the undersigned for disgorgement of profits under Section 16(b) of the
Exchange Act.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer subject to reporting requirements with respect to the
undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities of the Company,
unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the
Attorney-in-Fact. This Power of Attorney revokes all previous powers of
attorney with respect to the subject matter of this Power of Attorney.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has duly executed this Power of
	Attorney this 9th day of August, 2022.

	By:	/s/Samuel W. Shoemaker
	Name:	Samuel W. Shoemaker



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