SFK Pulp Fund announces an extended semi-annual shut-down due to a rupture of the pulp pre-retention tube at the Saint-Félicien mill



    SAINT-FELICIEN, QC, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - SFK Pulp Fund (TSX: SFK.UN)
announced today a rupture of the pulp pre-retention tube in the bleaching
system of the Saint-Félicien mill. Due to this breakage, management decided to
advance the semi-annual shut-down at the Saint-Félicien mill and to extend it
for an additional week. Consequently, the semi-annual shut-down scheduled to
take place from October 14 to October 20, 2007 shall now take place from
October 1 to October 13, 2007. Management currently estimates that the repair
costs for this breakage together with the extension of the semi-annual
shut-down at the Saint-Félicien mill should increase its cost of sales by
approximately $1.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2007.

    SFK Pulp operates, through its subsidiaries, the Saint-Félicien Mill, the
Fairmont Mill and the Menominee Mill (with a total annual production capacity
of 735,000 metric tonnes) and employs approximately 550 people. The
Saint-Félicien Mill (located in Saint-Félicien, Québec, approximately
450 kilometres north of Montréal) has an annual production capacity of
375,000 metric tonnes of NBSK pulp and supplies NBSK pulp to various sectors
of the paper industry in Canada, the United States and in Europe for use in
speciality products. The Fairmont Mill (located in Fairmont, West Virginia)
and the Menominee Mill (located in Menominee, Michigan), with a combined
annual production capacity of 360,000 metric tonnes, both manufacture
air-dried market recycled bleached kraft (RBK) pulp and primarily supply RBK
pulp to manufacturers of uncoated freesheet, commercial and away-from-home
tissue and coated paper in the United States.
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For further information:

For further information: Investors and Analysts: Mr. Paul Bourque, Chief
Financial Officer, (450) 677-7857 ext. 2224; Media and Others: Ms. Suzanne
Lalande, Optimum Public Relations, (514) 282-4710

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