Tembec sponsors WWF Event to celebrate 100 Million Hectares of Conservation and Sustainable Management in Canada

TORONTO, May 18 /CNW Telbec/ - This year, WWF is celebrating 50 years of environmental conservation and the extraordinary achievement of helping protect, conserve and sustainably manage 100 million hectares in Canada. As an industry leader which originally teamed up with WWF to help pioneer conservation as a prerequisite to industrial development, Tembec was pleased to sponsor the May 12 event "Toasting a Generation of Conservation".

Passionate and dedicated philanthropic individuals and organizations, visionary decision makers, industry representatives, as well as prominent donors and supporters gathered to recognize the formidable work that has been done at WWF over the past 20 years to help protect, conserve and sustainably manage more than 100 million hectares of land. Looking to the ambitious challenges ahead, President and CEO of WWF, Gerald Butts, stated, "We want to achieve with oceans and fresh water what we were able to achieve with forestry. Our focus remains on life and living."

During the gathering at Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Tembec President and Chief Executive Officer James Lopez paid tribute to Canadian forestry workers. "I would like to give special thanks to all the forestry workers. They are the ones who, day after day, take care of protecting our forests. I commend them for the very important role they play in sustainable management in our industry," said Mr. Lopez.

WWF tackles globally important conservation issues so that people and nature can thrive. In Canada, WWF's priorities are on healthy rivers and oceans, a thriving Arctic, advancing green energy solutions and motivating people to take action for the planet. Additional information on WWF is available on its website at www.wwf.ca.

Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices. The Company's principal operations are located in Canada and France. Tembec's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT. Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at www.tembec.com.

Image with caption: "Tembec President and Chief Executive Officer James Lopez paid special tribute to Canadian forestry workers. (CNW Group/TEMBEC)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110518_C5701_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg


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Linda Coates
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel.: 416 775-2819


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