Mercer International Inc. to Present at Upcoming 16th Annual CIBC Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

Mercer International Inc. to Present at Upcoming 16th Annual CIBC Whistler
Institutional Investor Conference

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc.
(Nasdaq:MERC) (TSX:MRI.U) today announced that Executive Vice President, CFO
and Secretary, David Gandossi will be presenting at the following conference:

         CIBC 16^TH Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

                               January 24, 2013

                                   8:00 AM

                       Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

                            4599 Chateau Boulevard

                                 Whistler, BC

A copy of management's presentation will be posted in the "Investors" section
on the Company's web site (http://mercerint.com) on the morning of the event.

Mercer International Inc. is a global pulp manufacturing company. To obtain
further information on the company, please visit its web site at
http://www.mercerint.com.

The Mercer International Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5417

The preceding includes forward looking statements which involve known and
unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause our actual results in future
periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those factors
which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: the
continuing effects of the recent economic and financial turmoil, the highly
cyclical nature of our business, raw material costs, our level of
indebtedness, competition, foreign exchange and interest rate fluctuations,
our use of derivatives, expenditures for capital projects, environmental
regulation and compliance, disruptions to our production, market conditions
and other risk factors listed from time to time in our SEC reports.

CONTACT: APPROVED BY:
        
         Jimmy S.H. Lee
         Chairman, CEO & President
         (604) 684-1099
        
         David M. Gandossi
         Executive Vice-President,
         CFO & Secretary
         (604) 684-1099

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