RICHMOND, BC, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX: CYT) today
announced the appointment of Leslie Lederer, a director and chairman of
the company as the interim president and chief executive officer. The
appointment takes effect on Kevin J. Clarke's departure as Catalyst CEO
and board member at the end of June.
Mr. Lederer is a former industry executive with Smurfit-Stone Container
Corporation with extensive experience in the industry, and a member of
the Illinois Bar.
Mr. Clarke's resignation was announced in April and the Board initiated
an executive search for his successor at that time. Mr. Clarke is
leaving the company and the board to return to his home in the state of
New York where his family resides.
Mr. Lederer's appointment will enable the Board to complete the
executive search in due course and will facilitate a seamless
transition once a new chief executive officer is selected.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing
papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers
and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific
Rim and Europe. With three mills, located in British Columbia, Catalyst
has a combined annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes. The
company is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and is
ranked by Corporate Knights Inc. as one of the 50 Best Corporate
Citizens in Canada.
SOURCE: Catalyst Paper Corporation
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