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Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.42 Per Share

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.42 Per Share16:03 EDT Tuesday, August 02, 2011 SEATTLE (Business Wire) -- Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (NYSE: PCL) today announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share. The dividend is payable on August 31, 2011, to shareholders of record as of August 16, 2011. Plum Creek's dividend is expected to be characterized as long-term capital gain income primarily because the income generated by the sale of Plum Creek's timber is considered long-term capital gain. As such, Plum Creek's dividend is expected to be taxed at a maximum rate of 15 percent for most U.S. taxpayers. Plum Creek is the largest and most geographically diverse private landowner in the nation with approximately 6.7 million acres of timberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. For more information, visit www.plumcreek.com. Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.Investors: John Hobbs, 1-800-858-5347Media: Kathy Budinick, 1-888-467-3751