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Resolute Forest Products to Hold 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 23

Friday, March 23, 2012

Resolute Forest Products to Hold 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 2317:00 EDT Friday, March 23, 2012 MONTREAL, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - AbitibiBowater Inc., doing business as Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH), announced today that it will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern), at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, North Carolina Room, 3rd floor, 222 East Third Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. About Resolute Forest Products Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company owns or operates 18 pulp and paper mills and 23 wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea. Marketing its products in more than 90 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to sustainable forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products, formerly doing business as AbitibiBowater, trade under the stock symbol ABH on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Resolute and other member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada, as well as a number of environmental organizations, are partners in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The group works to identify solutions to conservation issues that meet the goal of balancing equally the three pillars of sustainability linked to human activities: environmental, social and economic. Resolute is also a member of the World Wildlife Fund's Climate Savers program, in which businesses establish ambitious targets to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work aggressively toward achieving them. SOURCE RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTSFor further information: <p> <b>Investors        </b><br/> Rémi G. Lalonde<br/> Vice President, Investor Relations<br/> 514 394-2345<br/> <a href="mailto:ir@resolutefp.com">ir@resolutefp.com</a> </p> <p> <b>Media and Others</b><br/> Seth Kursman<br/> Vice President, Corporate Communications,<br/> Sustainability and Government Affairs<br/> 514 394-2398<br/> <a href="mailto:seth.kursman@resolutefp.com">seth.kursman@resolutefp.com</a> </p>