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NewPage and Spicers Paper announce new partnership on Discovery Brand

Monday, April 26, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Miamisburg, Ohio And Santa Fe Springs, Cali. - NewPage Corporation and Spicers Paper announced today a definitive agreement for NewPage to supply Spicers Paper with a private label brand of coated papers, Discovery, effective immediately. Discovery is a recognized and long standing Spicers Paper brand that is the foundation of the company's exclusive Advantage Grade family of coated paper products. Discovery, supplied by NewPage, offers an enhanced value proposition to customers who will benefit from a domestically-produced product that is widely available and produced across an efficient and flexible paper manufacturing infrastructure.

Charlie Whitaker, president of Spicers Paper commented, "Spicers Paper is excited to partner with a leading United States fine paper manufacturer such as NewPage. The future of our coveted Discovery brand, a key component of our Advantage Grade portfolio of coated products, is in very capable hands. This change represents an enhanced value proposition to our customers on many fronts including Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification and a long-term sustainable source of supply for Discovery."

"We are very pleased to be teaming up with Spicers Paper to supply a domestically-produced and environmentally sound product to the print community," said Barry Nelson, senior vice president, sales for NewPage. "Print will continue to play a vital role in our economy, and our relationship with Spicers Paper will help us achieve our growth objectives in the sheet segment while providing Spicers a continuing source of supply for this brand. We are excited about this opportunity to serve the North American paper market from North American paper mills."

The new agreement between NewPage Corporation and Spicers Paper is effective immediately and steps are underway to transition the Discovery product into Spicers Paper locations across the United States. 




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