AbitibiBowater reschedules release of fourth quarter and full year 2007 results



    ABH (TSX, NYSE)
    US$

    MONTREAL, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. today announced that
it will reschedule the release of its financial results for the fourth quarter
and full year ended December 31, 2007 and the associated conference call until
February 28, 2008.
    The Company is taking additional time to finalize its results as they
represent the first period of combined operations of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
and Bowater Incorporated since the completion of their combination in the
fourth quarter of 2007.
    The Company was originally scheduled to issue its fourth quarter results
and host a conference call on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
    Management will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results
at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, February 28, 2008. The conference call number is
1-866-898-9626 or 514-868-1042. A webcast of the call will be available at
www.abitibibowater.com. Interested parties may follow the on-screen
instructions for access to the webcast and related information. A replay of
the call will be available on AbitibiBowater's website.

    About AbitibiBowater
    --------------------

    AbitibiBowater produces a wide range of newsprint and commercial printing
papers, market pulp and wood products. It is the eighth largest publicly
traded pulp and paper manufacturer in the world. Following the required
divestiture agreed to with the U.S. Department of Justice, AbitibiBowater will
own or operate 27 pulp and paper facilities and 35 wood products facilities
located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.
Marketing its products in more than 90 countries, the Company is also among
the world's largest recyclers of newspapers and magazines, and has more
third-party certified sustainable forest land than any other company in the
world. The Company's shares trade under the stock symbol ABH on both the New
York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.




For further information:

For further information: For Investors: Duane Owens, Vice President and
Treasurer, (864) 282-9488; For Media: Seth Kursman, Vice President,
Communications and Government Affairs, (514) 394-2398,
seth.kursman@abitibibowater.com


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