Bowater CEO to Speak at Investor Conference

    GREENVILLE, S.C., September 12 /CNW/ - Bowater Incorporated (NYSE:   BOW)
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David J. Paterson will speak
at the UBS 2007 Global Paper & Forest Products Conference on Tuesday,
September 18, 2007, at 10:15 a.m. Eastern time.

    Interested parties may access a live audio webcast and obtain a copy of
the presentation on Bowater's website at A replay of the
presentation will be available on the company's website within 24 hours of the
presentation and will be available until October 19, 2007.

    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 6,900 people and has 12 pulp and paper mills in the United
States, Canada and South Korea. In North America, it also operates a
converting facility and owns 10 sawmills. Bowater's operations are supported
by approximately 708,000 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 Media Contact: Kathleen M.
Bennett, 864-282-9452 Investor Contact: Duane A. Owens, 864-282-9488

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