Tembec Inc. advises on impact of Marathon Pulp Inc. filing

    TEMISCAMING, QC, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec today advised that, as a
result of the filing of a notice of intention to make a proposal under the
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) by Marathon Pulp Inc., a joint venture
in which it holds a 50% interest, Tembec Inc. will immediately cease
proportionately consolidating the financial results of Marathon in its
financial statements. This will result in a one-time gain of $3 million in the
March 2009 quarter. During the twelve-month period ended December 27, 2008,
the joint venture had increased Tembec's reported sales by $61 million and had
generated EBITDA of $2 million.

    Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company
which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices.
With operations principally located in North America and in France, the
Company employs approximately 7,000 people. Tembec's common shares are listed
on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT.
Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at

    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 "will", "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. 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

For further information:

For further information: John Valley, Executive Vice President, Business
Development and Corporate Affairs, (416) 775-2819, john.valley@tembec.com

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