Pliant Corporation Announces Tim French Rejoins Company and Will Lead Canadian Business and Waste Disposal Business



    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 11 /CNW/ -- Harold Bevis, President and CEO of
Pliant Corporation, announced that Tim French has rejoined Pliant as Managing
Director of Canada, reporting directly to him.  Tim will be responsible for
Pliant's business in Canada and Pliant's waste disposal products business
globally.  Pliant has a very successful business in Canada and Tim will
continue to grow that business with a strong commitment to customer service,
delivered quality and high-value product offerings.  Tim will have direct P&L
and organizational responsibility for all Canadian business and all Canadian
personnel will report to him including Pliant's three Canadian plants in
Toronto and Orillia.
    Tim is an experienced leader and very knowledgeable in the film industry.
Tim joins Pliant directly from Snowbear, where he was CEO.  Prior to that, Tim
was President and Chief Operating Officer of PCL Corporation, a manufacturer
of flexible packaging and waste disposal products.  Prior to that, Tim was
Pliant's Orillia Plant Manager.  Tim's customer relationships, knowledge of
Canadian markets, Canadian sales channels and plastics manufacturing processes
will accelerate Pliant's ambitious growth plans for Canada and waste disposal
products.
    Tim and his family reside in Orillia, the location of Pliant's Canadian
headquarters and Tim will lead the Canadian business and waste disposal
products teams from there.
    
    Cautionary Statement for Forward-Looking Information
    
    Any disclosures in this release that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").  These forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are subject to change
based upon a variety of factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those we currently anticipate.  Factors that could have a
material and adverse impact on actual results are identified in the reports
and documents Pliant files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission.  Pliant undertakes no obligation to publicly release the
results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made
to reflect events or circumstances after today or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events.
    Pliant Corporation is a leading producer of value-added film and flexible
packaging products for personal care, medical, food, industrial and
agricultural markets.  Pliant operates 21 manufacturing and research and
development facilities around the world and employs approximately 2,900
people.




For further information:

For further information: Stephen T. Auburn, Vice President and General 
Counsel of Pliant Corporation, +1-847-969-3319, steve.auburn@pliantcorp.com
Web Site: http://www.pliantcorp.com

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