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NewPage reaches sales milestone

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

MIAMISBURG, Ohio -- NewPage Corporation today announced that it has reached a milestone of over one million tons of chain-of custody certified product sold since 2006.

Responsible wood fiber management is a key element in the sustainability strategy of NewPage Corporation. For years, the company has supported all credible sustainable forest management systems including the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). These systems ensure that our forest resources will be here for generations to come to serve the environmental, social and economic needs of our society. All ten NewPage mills carry multiple chain-of-custody certifications.

"We have worked extremely hard to support our chain-of-custody product sales growth through the expansion of forest certification in the U.S. and Canada," said Fred Souba, Jr., vice president, Wood Supply and Sustainability for NewPage. "We have to rely on and work with the entire supply chain to encourage and support forest landowners to achieve forest certification. We have a dedicated group of certification managers that work with area landowners to generate more certified acreage."

NewPage sells certified products in line with customer and market demand. These products include the Arbor line, Centura, Futura Laser, Sterling Ultra, Productolith, Productolith Pts., Anthem, Fortune and Expedition.

"Our customers have a strong desire to show their commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing by purchasing products with chain-of-custody certification," states Barry Nelson, senior vice president of Sales for NewPage. "We have seen demand grow to the point that chain-of-custody products are now required in many market segments. NewPage will continue to respond to the market and supply products to meet that demand."

For more information on the many NewPage products with chain-of-custody certification, visit www.NewPageCorp.com.




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