SFK Pulp extends production shutdown at Saint-Félicien


    LONGUEUIL, QC, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - SFK Pulp announced today a one-week
extension to the six-week production shutdown initially announced on February
25, 2009 at its Saint-Félicien, Québec NBSK pulp mill. Including this one-week
extension at the Saint-Félicien mill and previously announced downtime at the
Fairmont, West Virginia RBK pulp mill, total capacity removed since the
beginning of 2009 will amount to approximately 60,000 tonnes of NBSK pulp and
40,000 tonnes of RBK pulp.
    "We remain firmly committed to our stated goals of proactively aligning
production with current market demand and of prudently managing inventory
levels," said Pierre Gabriel Côté, President and Chief Executive Officer of
SFK Pulp.

    About SFK Pulp

    SFK Pulp (TSX: SFK.UN), a leading producer and marketer of premium virgin
and recycled kraft pulp, operates three mills in Saint-Félicien, Québec,
Fairmont, West Virginia, and Menominee, Michigan. SFK Pulp employs
approximately 550 people and has a total annual production capacity of 745,000
metric tonnes. The Saint-Félicien Mill supplies northern bleached softwood
kraft (NBSK) pulp to various sectors of the paper industry in Canada, the
United States and Europe for use in speciality products. The Fairmont and
Menominee Mills manufacture air-dried market recycled bleached kraft (RBK)
pulp and primarily supply manufacturers of uncoated freesheet, commercial and
away-from-home tissue and coated paper in the U.S.
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For further information:

For further information: Investors and Analysts: Mrs. Patsie Ducharme,
SFK Pulp, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, (450) 677-7857 ext.
2225; Media and others: Mr. Rick Leckner, MaisonBrison, (514) 731-0000, ext.

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