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Media advisory: Press event for inauguration of BioChoice? lignin at Plymouth Mill

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Media advisory: Press event for inauguration of BioChoice? lignin at Plymouth Mill

15:00 EDT Wednesday, May 29, 2013


PLYMOUTH, NC, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) and Federal and State Officials invite the media to attend a press event to mark the inauguration of a commercial-scale lignin separation plant - the first U.S. facility of its type in more than 25 years.

Who: The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
  The Honorable G.K. Butterfield, United States House of Representatives
  John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Domtar Corporation
  Michael Edwards, Senior Vice-President, Pulp and Paper Manufacturing, Domtar Corporation
  Dennis Askew, Vice-President and Mill Manager, Domtar Corporation
What: Tour of the lignin separation plant, presentations on the commercial applications of lignin from Federal officials and Domtar leaders, and panel discussion with industry experts and customers
When:  Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET
Where: Domtar Plymouth Mill Highway 149 Plymouth, NC 27962 From the security checkpoint, all visitors will be directed to the training center
Why: The production of Domtar's BioChoice? lignin marks a big win for sustainability, providing a bio-based alternative to the use of petroleum and other fossil fuels across a wide range of applications. This includes adhesives, agricultural chemicals, carbon products, coatings, dispersants, fuels and fuel additives, natural binders, resins and thermoplastics.
  Lignin is a fundamental building block of wood fiber historically underutilized in the pulp manufacturing process. With rising energy prices, the economics of petroleum-based substrates in the making of consumer goods are shifting. This provides tremendous business opportunities for plant-based materials.
  The press event will help explain the technology and its market applications, as well as the potential to secure jobs in rural communities by leveraging an abundant, underused renewable material.

Interested media are required to contact Stefan Nowicki, Manager, Communications and Government Relations, Domtar Corporation, at 803-802-8099 x68099, to confirm attendance no later than June 4 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please bring official press passes and picture I.D to facilitate access to the site.

About Domtar Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, a network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To learn more, visit


SOURCE Domtar Corporation

For further information: <p> <b>MEDIA AND INVESTOR RELATIONS</b><br/> <br/> Pascal Bossé<br/> Vice-President<br/> Corporate Communications and Investor Relations<br/> Tel.: 514-848-5938 </p> <p> <br/> <b>FOR MORE INFORMATION </b> </p> <p> Stefan Nowicki<br/> Manager<br/> Communications and Government Relations<br/> Tel.: 803-802-8099 x68099<br/> </p>

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