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West Fraser ("WFT") Announces Senior Management Additions

Friday, October 01, 2010

West Fraser ("WFT") Announces Senior Management Additions11:30 EDT Friday, October 01, 2010VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2010) - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX:WFT) has announced the following two additions to the Company's senior management team as well as an expansion of the duties of Chris McIver, the Company's Vice-President, Lumber Sales:Sean McLaren has been appointed Vice-President, U.S. Lumber Operations. Sean was previously General Manager, Wood Products for the Company's U.S. operations. Sean will continue to be situated at the Company's U.S. regional office in Memphis, Tennessee.Peter Rippon has been appointed Vice-President, Pulp and Energy. Peter was previously Operations Manager, Mechanical Pulp and Energy.Chris McIver will assume a greater role in West Fraser's strategic planning and development and, as a result, will assume the title of Vice-President, Lumber Sales and Corporate Development.West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The Company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.West Fraser shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: "WFT".FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Gerry Miller Executive Vice-President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer (604) 895-2700 or West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Rodger Hutchinson Vice-President, Corporate Controller (604) 895-2700 www.westfraser.com