MONTREAL, July 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc.
(NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has offered the municipality of Lac-Mégantic a
significant volume of lumber to help rebuild the downtown core that was
devastated by the recent train derailment and explosion.
In a letter to Lac-Mégantic Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche, Richard Garneau,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Forest Products,
announced the donation to the community for the reconstruction of
public and community buildings.
"Despite the days that have passed since this terrible tragedy, we still
have difficulty finding the right words and gestures to express our
compassion and support for the people of Lac-Mégantic," stated Richard
Garneau. "As a large company in Quebec, we believe we have an important
role to play in assisting the community during this difficult time. The
people of Lac-Mégantic are in our thoughts."
Headquartered in Montréal, Resolute Forest Products has over 5,000
employees in Québec and more than 8,000 in North America. The Company
plays an active role when it comes to supporting community needs. When
other disasters occurred - such as hurricanes and tornados in Alabama
or forest fires in Arizona - Resolute donated lumber to help rebuild
municipal and community buildings in affected cities and towns.
Resolute Forest Products has offered the municipality of Lac-Mégantic
lumber valued at C$50,000. The Company will work with its partners and
the municipality to identify specific projects.
About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products
industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint,
commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company
owns or operates over 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products
facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power
generation assets in Canada. Marketing its products in close to 90
countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed
woodlands to at least one of three internationally-recognized
sustainable forest management standards, including 65% certified to the
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the
stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto
Resolute and other member companies of the Forest Products Association
of Canada, as well as a number of environmental organizations, are
partners in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The group works to
identify solutions to conservation issues that meet the goal of
balancing equally the three pillars of sustainability linked to human
activities: environmental, social and economic. Resolute is also a
member of the World Wildlife Fund's Climate Savers program, in which
businesses establish ambitious targets to voluntarily reduce greenhouse
gas emissions and work aggressively toward achieving them.
SOURCE: Resolute Forest Products Inc.
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Rémi G. Lalonde
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