Pope & Talbot Announces Wood Pulp Increase

    PORTLAND, ORE., August 17 /CNW/ - Pope & Talbot, Inc. (NYSE:  POP) today
announces a $20 price increase to its customers in North American and a $30
price increase to its customers in Europe until further notice.

    The new prices will be $850 in the North American market and $830 in
Europe for its northern bleached softwood (NBSK) grades.

    Pope & Talbot is a pulp and wood products business. The Company is based
in Portland, Oregon and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
POP. Pope & Talbot was founded in 1849 and produces market pulp and softwood
lumber at mills in the US and Canada. Markets for the Company's products
include the US, Europe, Canada, South America and the Pacific Rim. For more
information, please check our website and www.poptal.com.

For further information:

For further information: Hubbell Communications for Pope & Talbot, Inc.
Mark Rossolo, 503-274-4054

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