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Press release from CNW Group

Resolute Postpones Release of its Third Quarter Results due to Severe Weather

Monday, October 29, 2012

Resolute Postpones Release of its Third Quarter Results due to Severe Weather18:21 EDT Monday, October 29, 2012MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has rescheduled the dissemination of its third quarter financial results from Tuesday, October 30, 2012, to Friday, November 2, 2012. The postponement is due to the expected effect of weather conditions associated with Hurricane Sandy.The Company plans to issue a press release announcing the results at approximately 8:00 a.m. (ET) on Friday, November 2, 2012, and will then hold a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The public is invited to join the call at 888 789-9572 (pass code 9922866) at least fifteen minutes before its scheduled start time. A simultaneous webcast will also be available using the link provided under "Presentations and Webcasts" in the "Investors" section of www.resolutefp.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company's website.About Resolute Forest ProductsResolute 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 22 pulp and paper mills and 22 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 trade under the stock symbol RFP 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 PRODUCTS INC.For further information: Investors         Rémi G. Lalonde Vice President, Investor Relations 514 394-2345 ir@resolutefp.com  Media and Others Seth Kursman Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Government Affairs 514 394-2398 seth.kursman@resolutefp.com