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Press release from CNW Group

Tembec reaches an agreement with employees at its Kapuskasing, Ontario newsprint mill, sawmill and forest operations

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tembec reaches an agreement with employees at its Kapuskasing, Ontario newsprint mill, sawmill and forest operations18:42 EDT Wednesday, April 25, 2012MONTREAL, April 25, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec today reached an agreement with its employees from its Kapuskasing, Ontario newsprint mill, sawmill and forest operations, where Tembec employs a total of 582 employees, of which 498 are unionized.This collective agreement covers a 5-year contract that will expire in April 2017. "This agreement would not have been achieved without the support and hard work from all Local union leaderships, as well as those at the National and International levels," stated Marc Tremblay, Tembec Chief Negotiator.Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products - lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose - and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France. With annual sales of approximately $2 billion, Tembec has 4,000 employees and is listed on the TSX (TMB).This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities laws. Such statements relate, without limitation, to the Company's or management's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions of the future and can be identified by words such as "may", "will", "could", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect" and "project", the negative or variation thereof, and expressions of similar nature. Forward looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience, information available to it and its perception of future developments. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in foreign exchange rates, product selling prices, raw material and operating costs and other factors identified in our periodic filings with securities regulatory authorities. Many of these risks are beyond the control of the Company and, therefore, may cause actual actions or results to materially differ from those expressed or implied herein. The forward-looking statements contained herein reflect the Company's expectations as of the date hereof and are subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities legislation.For further information: Linda Coates Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Telephone: 416 775-2819 linda.coates@tembec.com