Tembec reports fire at its Pine Falls facility in Manitoba

    MONTREAL, March 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec confirms that a fire broke out
on Wednesday night around 6:20 pm in paper machine #1 at its Pine Falls
facility in Manitoba. Employees responded to the situation as per the
Emergency response procedure in place at the mill. There were no major
injuries as a result of the fire. Twelve employees were treated, mainly as a
precaution, for smoke inhalation at the regional health services. All have
been released.
    "The mill emergency team responded quickly and effectively to the
situation along with Pine Falls fire brigade and ambulance service. Their
joint actions resulted in limited damages to machine #1. Paper machine #2 was
unaffected by the fire and the mill is expected to resume full production in a
few days. Tembec will take all necessary measures so that the regular supply
to its clientele is not impaired" said Dan Boyer, General Manager at Pine
Falls. "Tembec also wishes to acknowledge and express appreciation for the
prompt response from officials of the Manitoba Labour department who visited
the site and permitted the resumption of production".

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Richard Fahey, Vice President, Communications
and Public Affairs, (514) 871-2304, richard.fahey@tembec.com

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