ST.BRUNO, QC, Sept. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Norampac, a division of Cascades
Canada Inc (CAS-TSX) announced today the signing of a Letter of intent for the
sale of its Red Rock linerboard mill, located in North West Ontario. Norampac
has agreed to pay the purchaser, North American Logistic Services Inc.,
10 million dollars, in order to encourage the start-up of a new line of
production at the facility.
The Red Rock mill was shutdown indefinitely on October 3, 2006, due to
unfavourable economic factors.
Commenting this transaction, Marc-André Dépin, President and Chief
Executive Officer said "We are pleased to contribute to the economic
development of the region, by allowing the start-up of a new business, which
should prove favourable for the local economy". The transaction is expected to
be concluded by the end of October 2007.
Norampac owns seven containerboard mills and twenty-six corrugated
products plants in the United States, Canada and France. With an annual
production capacity of more than 1.3 million short tons, Norampac is the
largest containerboard producer in Canada and the seventh largest in North
America. Norampac, which is also a major Canadian manufacturer of corrugated
products, is a division of Cascades Canada Inc. (symbol: CAS-TSX).
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, transforms and markets packaging
products, tissue paper and fine papers, composed mainly of recycled fibres.
Cascades employs nearly 14 000 men and women who work in more than 100 modern
and flexible production units located in North America and Europe. Cascades'
management philosophy, its more than 40 years of experience in recycling, its
continued efforts in research and development are strengths which enable the
company to create new products for its customers. The Cascades shares trade on
the Toronto stock exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.
Certain statements in this release, including statements regarding future
results and performance, are forward-looking statements (as such term is
defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) based on
current expectations. The accuracy of such statements is subject to a number
of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to
differ materially from those projected, including, but not limited to, the
effect of general economic conditions, decreases in demand for the Company's
products, increases in raw material costs, fluctuations in selling prices and
adverse changes in general market and industry conditions and other factors
listed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
For further information:
For further information: Media: Geneviève Boyer, Communications
Coordinator, Norampac, a division of Cascades Canada Inc, (450) 461-8611;
Source: Marc-André Dépin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norampac, a
division of Cascades Canada Inc; Investors: Marc Jasmin, Director, Investor
Relations, Cascades Inc, (514) 282-2681