Catalyst appoints Bill Dickson to board of directors

    RICHMOND, BC, June 30 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper is pleased to announce the
appointment of William (Bill) Dickson, Q.C. to its board of directors
effective June 9, 2008. Mr. Dickson brings extensive and varied corporate
experience to the board as a long-time advisor on forest industry matters.
    "Bill's governance and transactional background will be of great value to
our board as Catalyst continues to develop its strategic plans during a period
of structural change in our industry," said Chairman Michel Desbiens, in
making the announcement.
    Mr. Dickson is Chairman of Fraserwood Industries Ltd., a family-owned
timber remanufacturing business, and a former partner of Lawson Lundell LLP
where he practised corporate and commercial law for more than 30 years.
    He also taught Economic Regulation and Business Law at Dalhousie Law
School and lectured on securities law and corporate finance in the Faculty of
Law at the University of British Columbia. In the early 1990s he was resident
partner of the Tory Ducharme Lawson Lundell office in Hong Kong.
    Mr. Dickson has represented government ministries, agencies and business
sectors in a variety of financial and corporate structuring initiatives
including public share offerings, merger and acquisitions and joint ventures.
    Mr. Dickson is a graduate of Dalhousie and Harvard Law Schools and was
appointed Queen's Counsel in 2004.

    Catalyst is a leading producer of specialty printing papers and
newsprint, headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The company
also produces market kraft pulp and owns western Canada's largest paper
recycling facility. With six mills strategically located within western North
America, Catalyst has a combined annual capacity of 2.8 million tonnes of
production. Catalyst's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol CTL.

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For further information:

For further information: Lyn Brown, Vice-President, Corporate Relations,
(604) 247-4713

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