Media advisory - AbitibiBowater to present at CIBC World Markets 12th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference



    ABH (NYSE, TSX)

    MONTREAL, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer William G. Harvey will present at the
CIBC World Markets 12th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference in
Whistler, British Columbia on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.
(Pacific).
    The presentation will be webcast live on AbitibiBowater's web site.
Interested parties are invited to listen by using the link provided under
"Webcasts & Presentations" on the Investors page of www.abitibibowater.com. A
copy of the presentation, as well as the audio portion, will be archived on
the web site.

    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 25 pulp and paper facilities and 30 wood products facilities located
in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea. Marketing
its products in more than 90 countries, AbitibiBowater is also among the
world's largest recyclers of old newspapers and magazines, and has third-party
certified 100% of its managed woodlands to sustainable forest management
standards. 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, (864) 282-9488


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