Domtar Corporation announces appointment of Senior Vice-President of Human


MONTREAL, Dec. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) today announced the appointment of Melissa Anderson as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources (HR), effective January 25, 2010. In this capacity, she will be responsible for all human resources activities across the company, including labor relations and HR corporate functions. Ms. Anderson will be based in Fort Mill, SC, the Company's Operations Center.

"Our people are our most valuable resource and I am confident that Melissa will help us continue to develop a leadership-based culture and maintain first-class employee relations across North America," said John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar. "I welcome Melissa to the Domtar team and look forward to the experience and new perspective she will bring to my Management Committee."

Melissa Anderson was most recently Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Government Relations, at The Pantry, Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States with 14,000 employees across 11 states and over $8 billion in annual revenues. Previously, she held increasingly senior management positions with International Business Machines (IBM) over the span of 17 years, including Vice-President of Human Resources, Global Financing segment, from 2003 to 2006.

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 publishing 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 10,500 people. To learn more, visit

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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 circumstances.

SOURCE Domtar Corporation

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