Resolute Announces New Board Nominees

                    Resolute Announces New Board Nominees

PR Newswire

MONTREAL, March 22, 2013

MONTREAL, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/  - Resolute Forest Products Inc.  (NYSE: 
RFP) (TSX: RFP)  announced today  that the  board of  directors had  nominated 
Michel P. Desbiens and Jennifer  C. Dolan to stand  for election as new  board 
members. Mr. Desbiens and Ms. Dolan will join seven other current members  of 
the board standing for  re-election at Resolute's  upcoming annual meeting  of 
stockholders on  May 16,  2013.  Richard B.  Evans, currently  the  Company's 
non-executive chairman, has  determined that  he would retire,  and would  not 
stand for re-election. The board has recommended Bradley P. Martin, a current
member, to  serve  as  Resolute's  new  [non-executive]  chairman,  and  Alain 
Rhéaume, also a current member, as lead director.

Mr. Desbiens  is  a  forest  products industry  veteran  and  an  accomplished 
business leader. He has been an independent consultant since 2000, advising a
number of clients in the forest products industry, during which time he served
briefly as Quebecor World Inc.'s  chief executive officer (international)  and 
chief executive officer for part of 2002 and 2003. He had been president  and 
chief executive officer  of Donohue Inc.  since 1994 when  it was acquired  by 
Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (a  predecessor entity of  Resolute) in 2000,  after 
which he served briefly as its  chairman and a special advisor. Before  then, 
he held  a number  of  executive positions  with  Donohue Inc.,  Domtar  Inc., 
Chapelle d'Arblay paper mill and  Abitibi-Price Inc. (a predecessor entity  of 
Resolute). Mr. Desbiens is a mechanical engineer. He currently serves on the
board of Rogers Sugar Inc.

Ms. Dolan retired  from The New  York Times  Company in 2012  after a  33-year 
career, the last ten of which she spent as vice president of forest  products, 
where she managed paper procurement and oversaw its equity investments in  two 
paper mills, including as  a member of  the board of  Donohue Malbaie Inc.,  a 
joint venture with the Company. Before  then, she held a number of  executive 
and senior finance roles. Ms. Dolan  is a certified public accountant, and  a 
member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Martin currently serves as  vice president for strategic investments  with 
Fairfax  Financial  Holdings  Limited.  He  previously  served  as  its  vice 
president and chief operating officer and corporate secretary. Before joining
Fairfax, he was  a partner  with Torys LLP,  a leading  Canadian business  law 
firm, specializing  in  mergers and  acquisitions  and securities  laws.  Mr. 
Martin currently serves  as chairman  of Ridley Inc.  and Imvescor  Restaurant 
Group Inc., and as a member of the board of The Brick Ltd.

Mr. Rhéaume is founder and managing partner of Trio Capital Inc. Before then,
he was executive vice president and president of Fido, a subsidiary of  Rogers 
Wireless   Communications   Inc.,   a   role   he   assumed   when   Microcell 
Telecommunications Inc. was acquired by Rogers. Mr. Rhéaume was president and
chief operating officer and  previously served as  chief financial officer  of 
Microcell. He has served as associate  deputy minister of finance and  deputy 
minister of  finance in  the  provincial government  of Quebec.  Mr.  Rhéaume 
currently serves  as a  board  member of  the Canadian  Public  Accountability 
Board, the  Canadian  Investors  Protection Fund,  Boralex  Inc.  and  Redline 
Communications Group Inc.

"We are very pleased  that Michel Desbiens and  Jennifer Dolan have agreed  to 
stand for election to Resolute's board. They represent an extraordinary range
of talent, with  deep institutional  knowledge of  our industry  and a  proven 
track record  of success,"  stated Resolute's  president and  chief  executive 
officer, Richard Garneau. "We look forward to Bradley Martin's leadership and
corporate governance experience, and likewise express our deepest gratitude to
Dick Evans for his  unwavering support, and  steady and determined  guidance. 
Dick's contribution to this Company simply cannot be overstated."

"My affiliation  with  Resolute  and  its predecessor  companies  has  been  a 
tremendously rewarding experience for me, both professionally and personally.
We have been through a great deal together, and I firmly believe that we  have 
set a foundation for excellence. We have taken the necessary steps to  ensure 
Resolute's long-term profitability and  competitiveness, optimizing our  asset 
base  and  strengthening  our   financial  position.  We  have   demonstrated 
sustainability leadership and invested in growth opportunities. I am so  very 
proud of what the board and  the dedicated employees have accomplished.  This 
has been a journey in partnership and  I look forward to your future,"  stated 
Richard Evans.

About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is  a global leader in  the forest products  industry 
with a diverse  range of  products, including  newsprint, commercial  printing 
papers, market pulp and  wood products. The Company  owns or operates over  40 
pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada
and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada. Marketing its products
in close  to 90  countries, Resolute  has third-party  certified 100%  of  its 
managed  woodlands  to  at  least  one  of  three   internationally-recognized 
sustainable forest management standards, including 65% certified to the Forest
Stewardship  Council^®  (FSC^®)  standards.  The  shares  of  Resolute  Forest 
Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock  Exchange 
and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute and  other member  companies of  the Forest  Products Association  of 
Canada, as well as  a number of environmental  organizations, are partners  in 
the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The group works to identify solutions to
conservation issues that meet the goal of balancing equally the three  pillars 
of sustainability  linked  to  human activities:  environmental,  social  and 
economic. Resolute  is also  a member  of the  World Wildlife  Fund's  Climate 
Savers program, in which businesses establish ambitious targets to voluntarily
reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work aggressively toward achieving them.

SOURCE Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Contact:

Investors
Rémi G. Lalonde
Vice President, Investor Relations
514 394-2345
ir@resolutefp.com

Media and Others
Seth Kursman
Vice President, Corporate Communications,
Sustainability and Government Affairs
514 394-2398
seth.kursman@resolutefp.com
 
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