Media Advisory - AbitibiBowater to hold third quarter 2008 results conference call and webcast



    ABH (NYSE, TSX)

    MONTREAL, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. will release third
quarter 2008 results before the stock markets open (approximately 7:30 a.m.
Eastern) on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Management will host a conference call
and question-and-answer session to discuss earnings that day at 10:00 a.m.
Eastern.

    
    Who:               AbitibiBowater Inc.

    What:              Third Quarter 2008 Results

    When:              Thursday, November 6, 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, commercial printing
papers, market pulp and wood products. It is the eighth largest publicly
traded pulp and paper manufacturer in the world. AbitibiBowater owns or
operates 27 pulp and paper facilities and 34 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 old newspapers and magazines, and has more third-party
certified sustainable forest land than any other company in the world.
AbitibiBowater'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, Finance
& Investor Relations, (864) 282-9488; Media and Others: Seth Kursman, Vice
President, Communications & Government Affairs, (514) 394-2398,
seth.kursman@abitibibowater.com


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