Tembec announces the optimization of its Chetwynd High Yield pulp mill in British Columbia

    CHETWYND, BC, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec announced today the
successful startup of the new tertiary refiner line at its High Yield pulp
mill in Chetwynd, British Columbia. The installation of this equipment will
increase production by 10,000 ADMT. The capital cost of the project was less
than $1 million.
    "The increased capacity as a result of this startup will enable us to
meet the growing demand for our product in the marketplace," said
Yvon Pelletier, Executive Vice President and President of the Pulp Group. "As
a global leader in the High Yield market pulp sector, we are continually
improving our operations to ensure our competitiveness and ability to meet
market demands."
    Tembec is one of the world's leading market pulp producers. This
optimization will raise the total capacity of the Company to approximately
2 million tonnes.

    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

    This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of securities laws. Such statements relate to the Company's or
management's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions
of the future and can be identified by words such as "anticipate", "estimate",
"expect" and "project" or variations of such words. These statements are based
on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its
experience and its perception of future developments. Such statements are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to,
changes in foreign exchange rates, product selling prices, raw material and
operating costs and other factors identified in our periodic filings with
securities regulatory authorities in Canada and the United States. Many of
these risks are beyond the control of the Company and, therefore, may cause
actual actions or results to materially differ from those expressed or implied
herein. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: John Valley, Executive Vice President, Business
Development and Corporate Affairs, (416) 775-2819, Cell: (289) 259-5699; Tracy
Dottori, Corporate Manager, Organizational Development, (819) 627-4591, Cell:
(705) 358-0714

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