UFS (NYSE, TSX)
MONTREAL, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation announced today that
its Board of Directors has authorized the implementation of a reverse stock
split at a 1-for-12 ratio of its outstanding common stock (NYSE/TSX: UFS). The
Company's indirect subsidiary, Domtar (Canada) Paper Inc. (TSX: UFX),
authorized an equivalent reverse split of its outstanding exchangeable shares.
The reverse stock split, which was approved by stockholders at the Company's
Annual Meeting held on May 29, 2009, will be effective at 6:01 p.m. (ET) on
June 10, 2009 (the "Effective Time").
As a result of the reverse stock split, every 12 shares of the Company's
common stock that are issued and outstanding at the Effective Time, will be
automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share, without any
change in the par value of such shares, subject to the elimination of
fractional shares as described below. The Company's common stock will continue
to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol "UFS" on a post-split basis, under a new CUSIP number,
257559203. The Company's common stock is expected to begin trading on a
split-adjusted basis on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Toronto Stock
Exchange when markets open on June 11, 2009.
Domtar has retained its transfer agent, Computershare, to act as exchange
agent for the reverse stock split. Computershare will manage the exchange of
old, pre-reverse stock split shares for new post-split shares. Stockholders of
record as of the Effective Time will receive a letter of transmittal providing
instructions for the exchange of their shares as soon as practicable following
the reverse stock split. Stockholders who hold their shares in "street name"
will be contacted by their banks or brokers with any instructions.
No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock
split. Fractional shares resulting from the reverse stock split will be
aggregated and sold into whole shares in the open market by Computershare.
Computershare will then allocate the proceeds of such sales to the record
holders' respective accounts pro rata in lieu of fractional shares as soon as
practicable. Stockholders will not be entitled to receive interest for the
period of time between the reverse stock split and the date the stockholder
receives his or her cash payment, if any, in lieu of fractional shares.
Domtar (Canada) Paper Inc. (TSX: UFX) will concurrently effect an
equivalent split of its outstanding exchangeable shares on the same terms and
conditions as the Company's common stock and in accordance with the terms of
its articles of incorporation and the exchangeable share support agreement.
The exchangeable shares will continue to be traded on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol "UFX" on a post-split basis. The exchangeable shares
are expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the Toronto Stock
Exchange when the market opens on June 11, 2009.
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
All statements in this press release that are not based on historical
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 latest Form
10-K filed with the SEC as periodically updated by subsequently filed Form
10-Q's. Unless specifically required by law, we assume no obligation to update
or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or
For further information:
For further information: Pascal Bossé, Vice-President Corporate
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 848-5938