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Sappi Fine Paper Hosts 2012 Green Community Day August 11th

August 8, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced it will be hosting the first annual 2012 Green Community Day, a fun, informative and activity-packed day held on August 11, 2012 at the Sappi Westbrook paper mill. Aimed at educating local residents on how they can positively impact the environment, Sappi’s Green Community Day will invite the community to participate in hands-on activities and interactive displays for the entire family.

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    Who:                         Sappi Fine Paper North America,
                                 Westbrook and the surrounding

    What:                        2012 Sappi Fine Paper Green
                                 Community Day

    When:                        Saturday, August 11, 2012 from
                                 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Where:                      Sappi's Westbrook Paper Mill
                                300 Warren Street
                                Westbrook, ME 04092
                                 *Please note, free parking for
                                 the event is availableacross
                                 the street by the Sappi
                                 Technology Center

“As a manufacturing company, it’s important for Sappi to constantly be thinking about ways we can minimize our impact on the environment,” says Laura Thompson, Ph.D., Director of Technical Marketing and Sustainable Development, Sappi Fine Paper North America. “We also recognize that our sphere of influence extends beyond our mill gates – with suppliers and customers across the supply chain – and within our local communities. With this event, and thanks to the collaboration of our co-sponsors, we are hoping to share our knowledge and help educate the community on sustainable practices, large and small, that everyone can implement into their everyday lives.”

2012 Green Community Day Highlights

             Event Stations                        Description                             Sponsor
             --------------                        -----------                             -------
    Shredfest                          Bring your waste paper for free
     Confidential                      confidential shredding of your
                                       documents.                             Casella (Pine Tree Waste)
    -------------                     --------------------------------        ------------------------
    Sneaker Recycling                  Bring in your old sneakers to have      The Scarborough High School ECOS
                                       them recycled into running tracks.      Club and Nike
    -----------------                 -----------------------------------     --------------------------------
    Electronics                        Learn what everyone should know about
     Recycling                         end-of-life electronics.
     Education                                                                eWaste Alternatives
    -----------                        -------------------------------------  -------------------
    Kid's Bike Rodeo                   Learn the "Rules of the Road" in a
                                       fun, safe, informative environment.
                                       Kids must bring their own bicycles,
                                       helmets, and a parent to sign a
                                       waiver.                                The Bicycle Coalition of Maine
    ----------------                  -----------------------------------     ------------------------------
    Tree Seedlings                     See how important trees are to the
                                       environment and plant your own to
                                       make a difference.                     Sappi Forestry
    --------------                    -----------------------------------     --------------
    Bone Marrow                        Learn about bone marrow donation and
     Registry                          how you can help save a life.          DKMS
    -----------                       -------------------------------------   ----
    ME Chip                            Take advantage of this comprehensive
                                       child identification and protection
                                       tool.                                  The Grand Lodge of Maine
    -------                           -------------------------------------   ------------------------
    Stream Management                  Understand the effect a stream's
     & Logging                         course can have on stream flow,
     Operations                        waterfalls and pools by
                                       reconfiguring a model stream with
                                       miniature trucks.                      Sustainable Forestry Initiative
    -----------------                 ---------------------------------       -------------------------------
    Arts & Crafts
    Paper Making and                   Find out how paper is made, and make
     Crafts                            your own bookmarks and other crafts.   Sappi Fine Paper North America
    ----------------                  -------------------------------------   ------------------------------
    Bird House                         Learn how to build a bird house for
     Building                          your feathered friends.                Lowe's
    ----------                        ------------------------------------    ------
    Make Recycled                      Turn unwanted paper into fun fashion
     Paper Beads                       accessories.                           The Girl Scouts
    -------------                     -------------------------------------   ---------------
    Human Powered                      Make your own milkshakes using a
     Milkshakes                        human powered bicycle milkshake
                                       machine.                               The Community Bike Center
    -------------                     ---------------------------------       -------------------------
    Food Vendors                       Buy lunch and a percentage of the       Panera Bread, Hoggy's Market,
                                       proceeds will be donated to The         and North East Ice Cream in
                                       Center for Grieving Children.           conjunction with The Center for
                                                                               Grieving Children and Kohl's
    ------------                          ----------------------------------   -------------------------------
    Smoke House and                    Discover how quickly a room can fill
     Ladder Truck                      with smoke and practice crawling out
                                       to safety in this demonstration with
                                       local firefighters.                    Westbrook Fire Department
    ---------------                   -------------------------------------   -------------------------

Additional activities include face painting, technology demonstrations, wildlife information, and volunteer opportunities. Free recycling facilities will be available on-site to help keep personal documents, CD’s, used sneakers, eyeglasses and other electronics out of the waste stream and turn them around to be reused or recycled.

Attendees can also enter to win raffle prizes and giveaways including VISA gift cards the day of the event. Collect raffle tickets at vendor and informational booths, which will be drawn at 1:30 p.m.

Admission to the 2012 Green Community Day is free and open to the public with one non-perishable food item. All food collected will be directly donated to local food pantries.

Co-sponsors for the Sappi Green Community Day include: Casella (Pine Tree Waste), Hannaford Supermarkets, Poland Spring Water, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Hoggy’s Market and Panera Bread.

Our employees at Westbrook Mill, South Portland, and The Technology Center have been actively involved in organizing this event and look forward to the surrounding communities to join them and enjoy the day. Please visit www.sappigreencommunityday.com for more information.

For media requests please email Joanna Rieke at joanna.rieke@sappi.com or Shannon McLoughlin at shannon.mcloughlin@bm.com.

About Sappi Fine Paper North America
Sappi Fine Paper North America, known for innovation and quality, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine and release papers and market pulp headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. The company is also the world’s leading supplier of release papers for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries, including the globally recognized Ultracast brand. Sappi’s release papers provide the surface aesthetics for synthetic fabrics used in footwear, clothing, upholstery and accessories, as well as the textures for decorative laminates found in kitchens, baths, flooring and other decorative surfaces. An integrated pulp and paper producer, with state-of-the-art pulp mills, Sappi is the third largest seller of hardwood pulp in North America.

Sappi Fine Paper North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on four continents in eight countries, sales offices in 35 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit: www.sappi.com/na.

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