GE Capital is Agent for $228.9 Million Project Financing to Support Greenpac Mill, LLC

MONTREAL, June 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - GE Capital today announced it is administrative agent for a total of $228.9 million in project finance credit facilities to fund the development, construction and operation of Greenpac Mill, LLC, a greenfield recycled linerboard mill by Norampac, a division of Cascades, Inc. (TSX: CAS) and other investors. GE Capital Markets acted as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner.

Founded in 1964 in Montreal, Canada, Cascades converts, produces and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers. Cascades' Greenpac Mill, LLC project will be located in Niagara Falls, NY. Once operational, the mill will use 100 percent recycled fiber input to produce approximately 526 thousand tons of linerboard per year. The building and machinery will be designed for optimal energy efficiency and process water will be treated and reused in order to reduce consumption. The mill will also include numerous technological advances, making it a unique project of its kind in North America.

"GE's in-depth industrial project finance experience and forest products expertise was key because they understood our complex capital requirements and were able to customize financing to match" said Marc-André Dépin, president and chief executive officer of Norampac. "In addition, they provided a significant financial commitment and worked diligently across borders to ensure a seamless execution."

"Industrial project finance is inherently complex and it gives us great satisfaction to extend GE's capital markets, structuring and industry expertise in order to meet customer needs in this space - and to do so from a local point of contact. We're also particularly proud to be involved in this project as it holds an environmentally conscious component that is well aligned with GE values." said Ellis Gaston, managing director of Corporate Finance at GE Capital Canada.

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