Domtar announces reopening of Woodland pulp mill


    MONTREAL, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS)
announced today that it will be reopening its Woodland pulp mill in
Baileyville, Maine. Approximately 300 employees will be called back for the
restart of pulp production, which is targeted to resume the week of June 22,
2009. The mill has an annual hardwood pulp production capacity of 398,000 air
dry metric tons.
    Domtar announced the closure of the Woodland pulp mill for an
undetermined period on March 5, 2009, due to weak global pulp demand,
historically high inventory levels and depressed prices. Domtar pulp inventory
levels have since been substantially reduced. The timely benefits from the
refundable tax credits for the production and use of alternative bio fuel
mixtures, and other important conditions, such as stronger global demand,
improving prices and favorable currency exchange rates have made the reopening
possible. Domtar will closely monitor the mill's profitability, which is
critical to maintaining operations.

    About Domtar

    Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX:UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer
and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second
largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer
of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The Company designs, manufactures,
markets and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing and
publication as well as converting and specialty papers including recognized
brands such as Cougar(R), Lynx(R) Opaque, Husky(R) Offset, First Choice(R) and
Domtar EarthChoice(R) Office Paper, part of a family of environmentally and
socially responsible papers. Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution
Group, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution
facilities. Domtar also produces lumber and other specialty and industrial
wood products. The Company employs nearly 11,000 people. To learn more, visit

    Forward-Looking Statements

    All statements in this press release that are not based on historical
fact are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any
forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the
information on which such expectations were based may change. These
forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future
events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors,
many of which are outside of our control that could cause actual results to
materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other
factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the
captions "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" of the latest Form
10-K filed with the SEC as periodically updated by subsequently filed Form
10-Q's. Unless specifically required by law, we assume no obligation to update
or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or

For further information:

For further information: Pascal Bossé, Vice-President, Corporate
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 848-5938

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