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Press release from Marketwire

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.: Sale of Eurocan Wharf to Rio Tinto Alcan Completed

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.: Sale of Eurocan Wharf to Rio Tinto Alcan Completed17:08 EDT Tuesday, August 16, 2011VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2011) - West Fraser (TSX:WFT) today announced that it has completed the sale of its deep sea wharf and related assets to Rio Tinto Alcan. The wharf formed part of West Fraser's linerboard and kraft paper mill located in Kitimat, B.C. which was closed in January of 2010.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: Larry HughesWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.Vice-President, Finance and CFO(604) 895-2700ORRodger HutchinsonWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.Vice-President, Corporate Controller(604) 895-2700(604) 681-6061 (FAX)www.westfraser.com