Verso to Report Fourth Quarter and 2012 Results and Host Conference Call on March 7

  Verso to Report Fourth Quarter and 2012 Results and Host Conference Call on
  March 7

Business Wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- February 5, 2013

Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE: VRS) today announced that it will report its
financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, and year-end
results in a news release before the market opens on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Also on March 7, management will host a conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time to discuss the fourth quarter and year-end results.

The news release and fourth quarter and year-end results will be available on
Verso's website at www.versopaper.com/investorrelations by navigating to the
Financial Information page.

Analysts and investors may participate in the live conference call by dialing
719-325-4824 or, within the United States and Canada only, 877-723-9523,
access code 4298301. To register, please dial in 10 minutes before the
conference call begins. The conference call and presentation materials can be
accessed on Verso's website at www.versopaper.com/investorrelations by
navigating to the Events page, or at
http://investor.versopaper.com/eventdetail.cfm?EventID=122658.

A telephonic replay of the call can be accessed at 719-457-0820 or, within the
United States and Canada only, 888-203-1112, access code 4298301. This replay
will be available starting at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, March
7, 2013, and will remain available for 14 days.

Forward-Looking Statements

In this press release, all statements that are not purely historical facts are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect,"
"anticipate," "project," "plan," "estimate," "intend," and similar
expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available
business, economic, financial, and other information and reflect management's
current beliefs, expectations, and views with respect to future developments
and their potential effects on Verso. Actual results could vary materially
depending on risks and uncertainties that may affect Verso and its business.
For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Verso's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Verso assumes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statement made in this press release
to reflect subsequent events or circumstances or actual outcomes.

About Verso

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Verso Paper Corp. is a leading North American
producer of coated papers, including coated groundwood and coated freesheet,
and specialty products. Verso’s paper products are used primarily in media and
marketing applications, including magazines, catalogs and commercial printing
applications such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports and
direct-mail advertising. Additional information about Verso is available on
the Company’s website at www.versopaper.com. References to “Verso” or the
“Company” mean Verso Paper Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless
otherwise expressly noted.

Contact:

Verso Paper Corp.
Robert P. Mundy,  901-369-4128
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Fax: 901-369-4197
robert.mundy@versopaper.com
www.versopaper.com