Mercer Implements US $20 Per Tonne Price Increase on NBSK

    NEW YORK, March 27 /CNW/ -- Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq:   MERC, TSX:
MRI.U) (the "Company") has informed customers that it is raising the price for
its benchmark product, Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK), effective
April 1, 2007 and until further notice.  Prices will rise by US$20 per air dry
metric tonne in both North America and Europe, and by US$10 in Asia.

    Mercer International Inc. is a global pulp manufacturing company.  To
obtain further information on the company, please visit its web site at

    The preceding includes forward looking statements which involve known and
unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Company's actual results
in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those
factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the
following: market conditions, competition and other risk factors listed from
time to time in the company's SEC reports.

For further information:

For further information: Jimmy S.H. Lee, Chairman & President, 
+1-604-684-1099, or David M. Gandossi, Executive Vice-President, Chief
Financial  Officer & Secretary, +1-604-684-1099; or Financial Dynamics -
Investors: Eric  Boyriven, Alexandra Tramont, Media: Scot Hoffman,
+1-212-850-5600 Web Site:

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