/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AbitibiBowater to Hold Media Briefing at Annual Meeting of Stockholders/



    ABH (NYSE, TSX)

    MONTREAL, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. will hold a media
briefing on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), immediately
preceding its first Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
    John W. Weaver, Executive Chairman, and David J. Paterson, President and
Chief Executive Officer, will respond to questions from media.

    
    Who:    AbitibiBowater Inc.

    What:   Media briefing at Annual Meeting of Stockholders

    When:   Thursday, June 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern)

    Where:  Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
            1 Place du Canada, Salon Cartier A, Montreal
    

    The media briefing will be followed at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) by
AbitibiBowater's Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Salons Cartier B-C. Photo
and video recording equipment will be allowed in the room until five minutes
prior to the beginning of the meeting proceedings.
    The annual meeting will be webcast live through the Company's website at
www.abitibibowater.com under "Webcasts and Presentations", in the "Investors"
section. 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 and
Treasurer, (864) 282-9488; Media and Others: Seth Kursman, Vice President,
Communications and Government Affairs, (514) 394-2398,
seth.kursman@abitibibowater.com


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