Richard Garneau joins Catalyst as chief executive officer

    VANCOUVER, March 14 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper Corporation's board of
directors today announced that it has appointed Richard Garneau as the
company's president and chief executive officer, effective March 26, 2007.
    Mr. Garneau has a broad industry background in paper and forest products
built over more than 40 years in challenging operational and finance roles.
Most recently, Mr. Garneau was executive vice president, operations at
Domtar Inc. with responsibility for the paper, pulp and wood sectors where he
led a sustained cost-efficiency program to better position the business for
competitive markets.
    Prior to joining Domtar in 2002, Mr. Garneau was vice president, finance
and chief financial officer at Norampac with direct involvement in
acquisitions. He was chief financial officer at St. Laurent Paperboard
(1997-2000) and president of Finlay Forest Industries (1994-1997). He began
his industry career at Donohue in 1974 where he held a number of senior
    "Bringing an executive of Mr. Garneau's experience to Catalyst is an
important step in the ongoing transformation of the company," said board chair
Keith Purchase.

    Catalyst is a leading producer of mechanical printing papers in North
America, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company also
produces market kraft pulp and owns Western Canada's largest paper recycling
facility. With five mills employing 3,500 people at sites within a
160-kilometre radius on the south coast of BC, Catalyst has a combined annual
capacity of 2.4 million tonnes of product. Catalyst's common shares trade on
the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CTL.
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For further information: Lyn Brown, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs,
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