Norbord Achieves Chain of Custody Certification Under SFI(R) and FSC(R) at
North American Mills


<p><location>TORONTO</location>, <chron>Sept. 21</chron> /CNW/ -- Norbord Inc. (TSX: NBD) today announced that it now has Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI ) at five additional North American oriented strand board (OSB) mills, bringing the total number to seven.  Norbord also achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ) certification at its OSB mill in Bemidji, Minnesota, making it Norbord's third FSC  certified mill in <location>North America</location>.</p>
<p>Chain of Custody certification tracks wood fibre from certified forests through the harvesting and manufacturing processes, ensuring that the wood comes from responsibly-managed forests.</p>
<p>"The SFI  and FSC  certification systems have progressed with our customers' expectations," said <person>Mike Dawson</person>, Norbord's Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics.  "Norbord's ability to offer a range of products with either FSC  or SFI  Chain of Custody certification is consistent with our strategy of helping builders meet evolving building standards, reduce costs, build faster and increase profits."</p>
<p>Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of <money>$1.0 billion</money>, employing approximately 2,500 people at 15 plant locations in the <location>United States</location>, <location>Europe</location> and <location>Canada</location>. Norbord is one of the world's largest producers of oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard (MDF), hardwood plywood and related value-added products. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the <location>Toronto</location> Stock Exchange under the symbol NBD.</p>

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For further information: For further information: Doug McNeil, Marketing Manager, +1-416-365-0705 ext. 261,; or Anita Veel, Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, +1-416-643-8838,, both of Norbord Inc. Web Site:

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