Electricity sales to Hydro Quebec restart paper mill

- Resolute Forest Products Inc. recently announced that its paper mill in Dolbeau-Mistassini Québec is to resume operations. This decision follows the receipt of a notice of acceptance of the tender regarding the sale of electricity to be produced at the Company's Mistassini cogeneration facility to Hydro-Québec. The restart of operations represents an investment of $20 million.

Production of soft nip calendered SNC and SCB commercial printing paper will resume as soon as the recall of employees is completed. The restart of the mill will provide direct employment for approximately 135 workers.

"We spared no effort to relaunch the Dolbeau mill because it is a good investment," stated Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute, who was in the Lac-Saint-Jean region to confirm the news. "With today's announcement, Resolute will be more competitive than ever."

The Company is currently assessing its network of paper mills to ensure that production continues to be balanced.

Resolute Forest Products produces a number of products including newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company owns or operates 21 pulp and paper mills and 22 wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea.


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