Domtar Sponsors World Book Night U.S.
MONTREAL, March 25, 2013
Global Campaign to Encourage Reading Will Donate 500,000 Free Books Across
America, Putting Wide-Range of Classics and New Titles in the Hands of New
(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS)
MONTREAL, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Joining an ambitious campaign to
encourage reading, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced
it will sponsor World Book Night U.S. The effort will distribute 500,000 free
books at thousands of locations across America on April 23, 2013.
World Book Night will rely on 25,000 volunteer book lovers, including Domtar
staff at two dozen facilities. They will personally hand out specially printed
copies of a wide range of books to people who either don't read frequently or
don't have the means or access to printed books. Domtar's PAPERbecause
campaign will also help spread the word about World Book Night by advertising
in media such as The New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg
BusinessWeek, Smithsonian, and The Week and Time.
Domtar's commitment comes as part of its award-winning PAPERbecause campaign
(www.paperbecause.com) that showcases paper's sustainability and enduring
value in a digital age.
"World Book Night is a reminder that paper is personal, purposeful and
sustainable, and we're proud to support it" said Paige Goff, Domtar's
Vice-President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management. "Domtar believes
in the power and joy of the simple act of reading a printed book, and this is
a great way for us to give back to readers around the country."
"We chose a variety of books about different subjects so that everyone can
find something appealing, no matter where they live, what their age, what
their backgrounds are or what interests them the most," said World Book Night
U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz. "We're thrilled that Domtar will be
working with us and helping get people connected with books they will love to
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and
distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication
papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The
foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting
assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its
pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer
products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet
paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar^®, Lynx^® Opaque
Ultra, Husky^® Opaque Offset, First Choice^® and Domtar EarthChoice^®. Domtar
is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence
care products marketed primarily under the Attends^® brand name. Domtar owns
and operates Ariva^®, a network of strategically located paper and printing
supplies distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion
from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To
learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
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