Bowater Announces Date for Release of First Quarter 2007 Financial Results

    GREENVILLE, S.C., April 4 /CNW/ - Bowater Incorporated (NYSE:  BOW) will
release first quarter 2007 financial results before the market opens on
Thursday, April 26, 2007. A management conference call will be held to discuss
these financial results at 10 a.m. Eastern time, April 26, 2007. The
conference call number is 866-269-9608 or 612-332-0342 (international). A
webcast of the call will be available on Bowater's website at
Interested parties may follow the on-screen instructions for access to the
webcast and related information. A replay of the call will be available after
1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 26, on our website and through
Thursday, May 3, by dialing 800-475-6701 or 320-365-3844 (international) and
using the access code 870020.

    Bowater Incorporated, headquartered in Greenville, SC, is a leading
producer of coated and specialty papers and newsprint. In addition, the
company sells bleached market pulp and lumber products. Bowater employs
approximately 7,400 people and has 12 pulp and paper mills in the United
States, Canada and South Korea. In North America, it also operates one
converting facility and eight sawmills. Bowater's operations are supported by
approximately 815,700 acres of timberlands owned or leased in the United
States and Canada and 28 million acres of timber cutting rights in Canada.
Bowater operates six recycling plants and is one of the world's largest
consumers of recycled newspapers and magazines. Bowater common stock is listed
on the New York Stock Exchange. A special class of stock exchangeable into
Bowater common stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BWX). To
learn more, visit

For further information:

For further information: Bowater Incorporated Analyst Contact: Duane
Owens, 864-282-9488 Media Contact: Kathleen M. Bennett, 864-282-9452

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