Tembec receives Most Environmentally Progressive Vendor Award

    MONTREAL, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec is pleased to announce that it
has received the SILVER medal as the Most Environmentally Progressive Vendor
at the Third Annual Environmental Printing Awards (EPA) ceremony held in
Toronto on February 27, 2008.
    "Tembec is very proud to receive the Most Environmentally Progressive
Vendor Award," said James Lopez, President and CEO of Tembec. "After our FSC
Winds of Change award in September, this is another tribute for our ongoing
commitment to responsible forest management. With 8.8 million hectares of
FSC-certified forestland under our management and with the largest range of
FSC-certified products in the marketplace, Tembec is the global leader in
sustainable forest management practices."
    In 2001, Tembec was the first large-scale forestry company in Canada to
seek third-party certification of all of its forest operations in accordance
with FSC's forest management standards. To date, Tembec has certified over 90%
of the forest under its management.
    "As a supplier to the print industry, Tembec is committed to helping
customers find solutions to environmental responsibility by providing products
such as the Kallima(R) Coated Cover line of paperboard that reduce
environmental impact while meeting business needs," said Renée Yardley, Vice
President of Sales and Marketing for Tembec's Paperboard Operations.
"Kallima(R) Coated Cover was the first coated cover in the industry to be FSC
certified thus guaranteeing customers that the paperboard they use comes from
a well managed forest."

    About Tembec

    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 8,000 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.

    About PrintAction Magazine

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and print production.

For further information:

For further information: Renée Yardley, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing, Tembec - Paper Group, (514) 397-3926, renee.yardley@tembec.com;
Richard Fahey, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, (819)
627-4387, richard.fahey@tembec.com

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