Cascades distinguishes itself at the IR Magazine Canada Awards

    KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. (CAS on the
Toronto Exchange) is pleased to announce that it was recognized not just once,
but twice, at the gala of the IR Magazine Canada Awards 2009, held on February
6 in Toronto.
    Cascades wishes to take this opportunity to thank its shareholders, the
financial analysts and the various players in the investment community for
their support and cooperation. It is thanks to their appreciation and to the
quality of interaction they engage in with the company that Cascades is able
to constantly improve the quality of its communications and its relations with
    The company won the award for best investor relations by sector (paper
and forest products), and its Director, Investor Relations, Mr. Didier Filion,
received the award for best investor relations officer for small and mid-cap

    About Cascades

    Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, transforms and markets packaging and
tissue products made primarily from recycled fibres. Cascades employs close to
13,000 employees who work in more than 100 modern, flexible production units
located in North America and Europe. Cascades' management philosophy, its 45
years of experience in recycling, and its continued efforts in research and
development are strengths which enable the company to create innovative new
products for its customers. The Cascades shares trade on the Toronto stock
exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

    About  IR Magazine

    IR magazine is the only global publication focused on the interface
between companies and their investors. Every year, IR magazine organizes
awards ceremonies in the United States, Europe and Canada, in the Nordic
region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with combined attendance of approximately
8,000 investor relations professionals.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Hubert Bolduc, Vice-President,
Communications and Public Affairs, (819) 363-5164; Investors: Didier Filion,
Director, Investor Relations, (514) 282-2697

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