DOMTAR ANNOUNCES INVESTMENTS TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF ITS WINDSOR, QUEBEC MILL

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MONTREAL, Jan. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) announced today that it will be implementing two capital projects to improve the energy efficiency of its Windsor, Quebec mill. The first will make the biomass boiler more energy efficient so that it can burn more biomass and reduce its consumption of natural gas. The second will reduce the amount of steam used by its paper machines. The capital expenditures for these two projects will amount to CDN$24.8 million, which will be funded entirely by credits received under the Government of Canada's Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program.

"We are proud of these two projects which, in addition to improving our energy efficiency, will allow us to make an environmental contribution to the region," said Martin Lorrion, General Manager of the Domtar Windsor mill.

The two projects will reduce the Domtar Windsor mill's consumption of natural gas by 17 million cubic metres a year and its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 9% per year. The projects will be completed by March 2012.

Domtar was allocated a total of CDN$143 million dollars for investments aimed at improving energy efficiency and environmental performance under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. Domtar owns and operates a total of four pulp and paper mills in Canada, all eligible under this program.


About Domtar

Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX:UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing and publishing as well as converting and specialty papers including recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice® Office Paper, part of a family of environmentally and socially responsible papers. Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution Group, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution facilities. The Company employs approximately 8,500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the captions "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" of the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC as updated by the Company's latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Unless specifically required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

SOURCE DOMTAR CORPORATION

For further information:

MEDIA AND INVESTOR RELATIONS  
Pascal Bossé
Vice-President, Corporate Communications and
Investor Relations
Tel.: 514-848-5938  

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