In order to inspire, inform, incite... Cascades is unveiling its 2008 Report on Sustainable Development



    KINGSEY FALLS, QC, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades is proud to present
the 2008 version of its report on sustainable development. Recipient of
several awards in 2007 (see "Prizes and Awards"), this report is more than
just a corporate survey of exceptional performance in terms of sustainable
development; it helps confirm Cascades as a credible, rock-solid benchmark and
a model in this area.

    Green inside out!

    Sustainable development principles also form the basis of every aspect of
Cascades' disclosure process-from the standpoint of both content and
packaging. The Company's 2008 Report on Sustainable Development is therefore
printed using vegetable-based inks on 100% recycled paper made in Québec by
Cascades. Production of this experimental environmental paper, which is
EcoLogo certified and Chlorine Free Processed, requires old papers and Kraft
paper manufacturing residues, and is fuelled by biogas-a renewable form of
energy.
    The cover of the report was produced using Inverkote(TM) recyclable,
biodegradable board also manufactured by Cascades. The board is composed of
100% of recycled fibres, with at least 60% post-consumer fibres. This green,
attractive and ingenious cover can also be used as an envelope for sending the
document!

    A collaborative masterpiece!

    For the second year, Cascades regularly called on the services of the
strategic and graphic design company Paprika to help produce the report. Once
again, it has been produced with joint input from various stakeholders
representing the Company's legal, environmental, R&D, energy, transportation,
human resources, finance and communications departments. This
multidisciplinary team's final objective was to report, with full
transparency, on Cascades' progress in each of the three spheres of
sustainable development: the environment, the social perspective and the
economy.

    Prizes and Awards

    Cascades' 2007 Report on Sustainable Development, produced with the
graphic and strategic design company Paprika, elicited praise throughout the
year, in the form of various awards: the La Presse Best annual report
distinction; "Gold" at the International Annual Report Competition Awards;
winner in the Institutional Brochures category at the Best of Design Annual
and the Design and Image Competition Awards; "Silver" at the Galaxy Awards for
outstanding achievement in marketing, the Advertising & Design Club of Canada
and the Spotlight Awards organized by the League of American Communications
Professionals; winner of the Type Directors Club of New York international
competition; inclusion among Step Inside Design magazine's 100 best pieces-all
categories combined; and lastly the Grand Prize, in all categories combined,
at the 12th Grafika Competition.

    Check out a sample!

    To view, download or order the 2008 Report on Sustainable Development,
visit www.cascades.com/rsd. Enjoy!

    Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs close to
13,000 employees who work in more than 100 modern and flexible production
units located in North America and Europe. Cascades' management philosophy,
its 45 years of experience in recycling, its continued efforts in research and
development are strengths which enable the company to create new products for
its customers. The Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the ticker symbol CAS.

    Certain statements in this release, including statements regarding future
results and performance, are forward-looking statements (as such term is
defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) based on
current expectations. The accuracy of such statements is subject to a number
of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to
differ materially from those projected, including, but not limited to, the
effect of general economic conditions, decreases in demand for the Company's
products, increases in raw material costs, fluctuations in selling prices and
adverse changes in general market and industry conditions and other factors
listed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.




For further information:

For further information: Christine Beaulieu, Director, Corporate
Communications, (819) 363-5161


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