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Press release from Marketwire

Ainsworth Announces New Labour Agreement With Unionized Workers at Barwick, Ontario Mill

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ainsworth Announces New Labour Agreement With Unionized Workers at Barwick, Ontario Mill20:06 EDT Friday, August 20, 2010VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2010) - Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TSX:ANS)(TSX:ANS.WT) announced today that it has reached a new 4 year labour agreement with unionized workers at its Barwick, Ontario mill. Members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), Local 324-99, ratified the agreement late last night. The previous contract expired July 31th 2009.The new labour agreement, which involves 135 employees at the Barwick mill, was reached without any work stoppage or production disruption.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. Bruce Gibson 604-661-3200 604-661-3201(FAX) bruce.gibson@ainsworth.ca www.ainsworthengineered.com