Domtar to temporarily idle its Dryden, Ontario pulp mill and Ear Falls, Ontario sawmill


    MONTREAL, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS)
announced today that it will idle its Dryden, Ontario pulp making facility for
approximately ten weeks, effective April 25, 2009. This decision was taken in
response to continued weak global demand for pulp and the need to manage
inventory levels.
    Domtar will also idle its Ear Falls, Ontario sawmill for approximately
seven weeks, effective April 10, 2009. North American lumber market conditions
require that this temporary curtailment be taken at this time.
    These temporary measures will affect approximately 500 people employed at
the pulp mill, sawmill and related forestland operations.
    The Dryden mill has an annual softwood pulp production capacity of
319,000 air dry metric tons. The Ear Falls sawmill has an annual production
capacity of 190 million board feet of dimensional lumber.


    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 Form 10-K
filed with the SEC. Unless specifically required by law, we assume no
obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new
events or circumstances.

For further information:

For further information: Media Relations: Michel Marcouiller, (514)
848-5555 ext.: 85515,; Investor Relations: Pascal
Bossé, (514) 848-5938,

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