Media advisory - AbitibiBowater to hold fourth quarter and 2007 results conference call and webcast



    ABH (NYSE, TSX)

    MONTREAL, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. will release fourth
quarter and 2007 results before the stock markets open (approximately
7:30 a.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. Management will host a
conference call and question-and-answer session to discuss earnings that day
at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Participants will include Executive Chairman John W.
Weaver, President and Chief Executive Officer David J. Paterson, as well as
William G. Harvey, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

    
    Who:               AbitibiBowater Inc.

    What:              Fourth Quarter and 2007 Results

    When:              Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern

    Conference Call:   Dial 1-866-898-9626 or 514-868-1042 fifteen minutes
                       before the beginning of the call

    Webcast:           A live webcast of the quarterly results conference
                       call may be accessed through the Company's website at
                       www.abitibibowater.com under "Webcasts and
                       Presentations" in the "Investors" section. Listeners
                       should allow ample time to access the webcast. A
                       replay of the webcast will be archived on the
                       Company's website.
    

    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 28 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: Investors: Duane Owens, Vice President and
Treasurer, (514) 394-3268, duane.owens@abitibibowater.com; Media and Others:
Seth Kursman, Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, (514)
394-2398, seth.kursman@abitibibowater.com


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