Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) (the “Company”) announced today that the force majeure declared by its natural gas provider, Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C., due to an unscheduled outage of the Elba Express Pipeline’s Hartwell Compressor Station (the “SNG Force Majeure Event”, or “Event”) has been cancelled. The Event impacted natural gas supply to the Company’s facility in Jesup, Georgia, and has resulted in an estimated $4 million EBITDA impact to the Company. The Company continues to reserve all rights to more fully examine, and potentially contest, the validity of the financial penalty it has been assessed.
The full announcement from Southern Natural Gas can be found at: https://pipeline2.kindermorgan.com/Notices/NoticeDetail.aspx?code=SNG¬c_nbr=707625
RYAM is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly found in filters, food, pharmaceuticals and other industrial applications. The Company also manufactures products for paper and packaging markets. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, RYAM employs just over 2,500 people and generated $1.4 billion of revenues in 2021. More information is available at www.RYAMglobal.com.
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These forward-looking statements are also affected by the risk factors and forward-looking statements described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 26, 2022 and June 25, 2022, and those set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.RYAMglobal.com. Except as required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.