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Domtar's 2004 Annual Report Wins Awards

Press release from the issuing company

MONTREAL, Aug. 29 -- Domtar Inc. is pleased to announce that its 2004 Annual Report has been recognized by financial communications and design experts in four prestigious national and international competitions. The report won a Bronze Vision Award in the Paper Products and Related category for quality reporting and creative design from the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP). LACP is a US-based organization that supports and recognizes excellence in the professional communications arena. In addition, the 2004 annual report was ranked 17th worldwide in the Packaging, Visuals & Communication category by e.com, which specializes in report input, evaluation, analysis and benchmarking, in its ReportWatch Annual Report on Annual Reports 2005. Meanwhile, Black Book, a New York image and illustration bank, gave it top 100 billing for reports published in 2005 in its AR100 Award Show, the largest, most prestigious competition of its kind. The report is slated to appear in the 2005 edition of the AR100 Award Show Book, a design industry reference for world-class corporate communications. Finally, the Advertising & Design Club of Canada has earmarked Domtar's 2004 Annual Report for an award at its gala awards banquet that showcases brilliant creative work in report design. "We are thrilled that our Annual Report has garnered so much recognition. We are especially proud of the nods we have received for the outstanding clarity and accessibility of our communications. They send a welcome message that we are providing the right kind of financial information to our shareholders, in an inviting format that visually captures their attention and clearly transmits our message," declared Raymond Royer, President and Chief Executive Officer. These latest awards follow a tradition of excellence in reporting at Domtar, including recognition as Best in Industry in the Paper and Forest Products (large companies) category by the National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC), and three Vision Awards from the LACP for its 2003 Annual Report.