Catalyst Paper announces closing of the private exchange offer and consent
solicitation related to its 8 5/8% senior notes due 2011 (CUSIP No.
65653RAD5)

RICHMOND, BC, March 10 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX:CTL) today announced the closing of the private exchange offer and consent solicitation (as amended and supplemented, the "Exchange Offer") of Catalyst's 11% Senior Secured Notes due December 15, 2016 (the "New Notes") for its outstanding 8 5/8% Senior Notes due June 15, 2011 (the "Old Notes").

The Exchange Offer was closed as scheduled on March 10, 2010 and U.S.$318,676,000 in aggregate principal amount of Old Notes were accepted by Catalyst in exchange for U.S.$280,434,000 in aggregate principal amount of New Notes. Upon the closing of the Exchange Offer, U.S.$35,552,000 aggregate principal amount of Old Notes remain outstanding.

THIS RELEASE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER, OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER, TO BUY OR SELL ANY SECURITY. THIS RELEASE ALSO IS NOT A SOLICITATION OF CONSENTS TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE INDENTURE.

SOURCE Catalyst Paper Corporation

For further information: For further information: Investors: Brian Baarda, Vice-President, Finance & CFO, (604) 247-4710; Peter Staiger, Vice-President, Treasurer, (604) 247-4372; Media: Lyn Brown, Vice-President, Corporate Relations, (604) 247-4713

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