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Domtar and Gallimard Team Up For Eco-Friendly French Version of Harry Potter

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

MONTREAL, Dec. 2 - Domtar and Gallimard are pleased to announce today that they are teaming up so that the fifth book in the popular series of the wizard's adventures, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, destined for the Canadian market will be printed entirely on paper from sustainably managed forests. "We are happy to respond to the author's wishes that these stories be printed on paper from well-managed forests, and at the same time contribute to the protection of Canadian forests. That is why we have chosen Domtar to supply the paper for this new book," stated Rolf P. Puls, president of Gallimard Limitee. George Kobrynsky, Senior Vice-president, Pulp and Paper Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations Group for Domtar, explained, "Domtar is firmly committed to the sustainable development of its forest resources. The Domtar Westminster Tradebook FSC on which Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be printed is part of a range of paper products that we have been developing pursuant to our collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund so as to offer consumers a better environmental choice. These papers provide excellent alternative solutions for publishers to use in their books." FSC certification means that the fiber used to manufacture Domtar Westminster Tradebook FSC paper comes from forests that are managed according to responsible and economically viable practices that ensure the sustainability of the resource, while respecting the environment and taking into account the needs of all those who use the forest. The Domtar Westminster Tradebook FSC paper will be manufactured at Domtar's Ottawa, Ontario mill. Domtar paper has been used also to print both Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.




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