Domtar announces closing of sale of Lebel-sur-Quévillon assets
(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS)
MONTREAL, June 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced the closing of the definitive agreement for the sale by the company's Canadian subsidiary, Domtar Inc., of its Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Québec pulp and sawmilling assets to Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd. ("Fortress") and of its lands related to such assets to a subsidiary of the Government of Québec. Fortress will convert the mill to the production of dissolving pulp, a product intended for the viscose textile market.
The Lebel-sur-Quévillon pulp mill ceased manufacturing operations in 2005 and sawmilling operations in 2006.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
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