Tembec announces resignation of a Director

    MONTREAL, March 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec announced today that
Mrs. Mary Theresa McLeod has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors
for personal reasons. Mrs. McLeod has been a Director since January 2003.
    "Mrs. McLeod has been a valued member of Tembec's Board of Directors,"
said Guy Dufresne, Chairman of the Board. "We are grateful for the
professional advice and counsel she provided to Tembec during her tenure as a
Director, and we wish her the very best in the future."

    Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company.
With operations principally located in North America and in France, the
Company employs approximately 9,000 people. Tembec's common shares are listed
on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TBC. Additional information on
Tembec is available on its website at www.tembec.com

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For further information: Pierre Brien, Vice President, Communications
and Public Affairs, (819) 627-4387

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