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Domtar Temporarily Suspends Production at Espanola Mill

Press release from the issuing company

ESPANOLA, ON, Aug. 24 In order to ensure balance between supply and customer demand, Domtar Inc. announced today that it will be taking market downtime and suspending production of hardwood pulp at its Espanola Ontario pulp mill from August 26 to September 11, 2001. This is an additional 8 days from the original maintenance shutdown and will reduce production output by 10,000 tonnes. A combination of holidays, special assignments and maintenance projects will provide continuity of earnings for permanent employees. ABOUT DOMTAR Domtar is the second largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the third largest in the world. It is also a leading manufacturer of business papers, printing and publishing papers, and specialty and technical papers. Domtar manages close to 36 million acres of forest land in Canada and the United States, and produces lumber and other wood products. The company also has a 50% investment interest in Norampac Inc., the largest Canadian producer of containerboard. Domtar has 12,500 employees across North America.