UFS (NYSE, TSX)
MONTREAL, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS)
today announced important changes to the composition and structure of its
Management Committee. All members of the Management Committee will report
directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer. The new management
structure is effective immediately.
"I am pleased to announce the composition of Domtar's new Management
Committee," stated John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"These significant changes are intended to secure the present, streamline our
organization and reduce costs in these particularly difficult times. With this
new Management Committee, I am confident that Domtar will be even better
prepared to tackle today's critical challenges and to seize tomorrow's
development opportunities," added Mr. Williams.
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing: Michael Edwards will continue in his
present role as Senior Vice-President, Pulp and Paper Manufacturing.
Sales and Marketing: The sales and marketing functions will be
consolidated under Richard Thomas as Senior Vice-President Sales and
Distribution: A new Senior Vice-President, Distribution will be
recruited. Jim Lenhoff has agreed to carry out his current responsibilities
and will leave the company and take retirement once a successor is appointed.
Finance: Daniel Buron will continue in his present role as Senior
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
Legal and Environmental Affairs: Zygmunt Jablonski will continue in his
present role as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel.
Human Resources: A new Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, will be
recruited. Michel Dagenais has agreed to carry out his current
responsibilities and will leave the company and take retirement once a
successor is appointed.
Corporate Development: Patrick Loulou will continue in his present role
as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development.
Forest Products: Jean-Francois Mérette will continue in his present role
as Senior Vice-President, Forest Products.
In addition, three other members of the Management Committee will be
retiring, their positions abolished and responsibilities consolidated under
the new Management Committee structure. They are: Marvin Cooper, Executive
Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer; Steven Barker, Senior
Vice-President, Marketing; and Gilles Pharand, Senior Vice-President,
"Our colleagues who will be leaving us have made an enormous contribution
to our company's development and I wish them every success in their new
endeavors," concluded Mr. Williams.
Biographical information on members of the Management Committee:
Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX:UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer
and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second
largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer
of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The Company designs, manufactures,
markets and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing and
publication as well as converting and specialty papers including recognized
brands such as Cougar(R), Lynx(R) Opaque, Husky(R) Offset, First Choice(R) and
Domtar EarthChoice(R) Office Paper, part of a family of environmentally and
socially responsible papers. Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution
Group, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution
facilities. Domtar also produces lumber and other specialty and industrial
wood products. The Company employs nearly 11,000 people. To learn more, visit
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fact are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any
forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the
information on which such expectations were based may change. These
forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future
events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors,
many of which are outside of our control that could cause actual results to
materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other
factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the
captions "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" of the Form 10-K
filed with the SEC. Unless specifically required by law, we assume no
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