White Birch Paper Announces Market Related Downtime in First Quarter 2009

December 16, 2008

GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ — White Birch Paper Company announced today that it will take market related downtime at its four paper mills in the first quarter of 2009. The planned shut-downs will result in approximately 25,000 metric tons of reduced newsprint production. The specific downtime taken at each mill will be determined based on manufacturing and delivery costs at the time. Additional downtime will be taken throughout the year as required by market conditions. White Birch will maintain adequate inventories to ensure that its customers will not experience any service interruptions during the shut-downs.

About White Birch Paper Company

White Birch Paper Company is the second largest newsprint manufacturer in North America, with approximately 1.25 million metric tons of uncoated groundwood production capacity. In addition to newsprint, White Birch produces uncoated specialty paper, directory paper and paperboard at its mills located in Quebec City, Riviere-du-Loup and Gatineau, Quebec and Ashland, Virginia.

SOURCE White Birch Paper Company

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