Interfor Appoints Andrew Mittag and Scott Thomson to its Board of
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/12/12 --
INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED ("Interfor" or the "Company")
(TSX:IFP.A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mittag
and Scott Thomson to its Board of Directors effective October 12,
Mr. Mittag is currently Senior Vice President, Agrium Inc. and
President, Agrium Advanced Technologies. In addition to being part of
Agrium's senior leadership team, he is responsible for Agrium's
enhanced efficiency fertilizer business and the development of that
market internationally, especially China. Prior to joining Agrium in
2005, he was Co-founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of
Rockland Capital Partners and held senior leadership roles at TXU
Corp. and Koch Industries Inc.
Mr. Thomson is currently Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc., where he is responsible
for global finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, treasury, investor
relations, information technology and marketing and is a key advisor
on Talisman's current strategic direction. Previously, he was
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning, and
Vice President, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Bell Canada
The appointment of Mr. Mittag and Mr. Thomson brings the number of
directors from eight to ten and was made as part of the Company's
Board succession plan.
Interfor is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse
lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in
British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in
the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior,
two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about
Interfor, visit our website at www.interfor.com.
International Forest Products Limited
President & CEO
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