SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 15, 2001 GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter) GEORGIA 1-3506 93-0432081 (State of Other Jurisdiction (Commission File (I.R.S. Employer of Incorporation) Number) Identification No.) 133 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code) (404) 652-4000 Registrant's Telephone Number, including area code Item 5. Other Events. Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is a press release issued by Georgia-Pacific Corporation on August 15, 2001 which press release is hereby incorporated herein by this reference. Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits. (c) Exhibits 99.1 Press release issued by Georgia-Pacific Corporation on August 15, 2001. SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION By: /s/ KENNETH F. KHOURY --------------------- KENNETH F. KHOURY Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary DATED: August 15, 2001 GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION Exhibit Index to Form 8-K Exhibit No. 99.1 Press release issued by Georgia-Pacific Corporation on August 15, 2001.