Domtar and First Book Expand Partnership for Literacy

            Domtar and First Book Expand Partnership for Literacy

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2013

Collaboration to provide 60,000 new books and resources to children in need
across the United States and Canada

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19,  2013 /PRNewswire/ - Today,  First Book, a  nonprofit 
social enterprise that provides new books to children in need, and Domtar, the
Sustainable Paper Company,  announced the expansion  of their partnership  for 
literacy. The next phase of  collaboration will help bring 60,000  brand-new, 
high-quality books to kids from low-income families across North America.

The Powerful  Pages campaign  will  include "library  makeover" grants  to  14 
schools and programs in U.S. towns that are home to Domtar mills and to  eight 
similar organizations  in  Domtar  host  communities  and  area  First  Nation 
communities in Canada. These grants will give educators the funds to  purchase 
an estimated 600 brand-new books through the First Book Marketplace, a website
available exclusively to First Book programs.

"Domtar's commitment to kids in need in their communities is exemplary,"  said 
Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of  First Book. "We learned how dedicated  they 
were when  we worked  together last  year, and  we're thrilled  to expand  our 
partnership to reach so many more  children with the books and resources  they 

"Investing in the economic and social development of our host communities, and
literacy efforts in particular, is  a cornerstone of our sustainable  business 
commitment  at  Domtar,"   noted  Paige  Goff,   Domtar's  Vice-President   of 
Sustainability and  Business Communications.  "We are  honored to  be able  to 
support First Book's laudable efforts to get  new books in the hands of  young 
readers who otherwise would be going without."

In addition to the  "library makeover" grants, Domtar  is funding one  hundred 
smaller grants as an incentive for  local schools and programs in  communities 
that are home to  Domtar employees to  sign up with  First Book. These  grants 
will give the new members of First  Book's network the funds to select  around 
125 new books from the First Book Marketplace for their students.The campaign
also includes support for  a national distribution of  new books. Domtar  will 
underwrite the  shipping  costs for  45,000  donated  books that  will  go  to 
educators and program  leaders serving kids  in need across  North America  as 
part of First Book's ongoing National Book Bank program.


About Domtar
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

About First Book
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100
million books  and  educational  resources to  programs  and  schools  serving 
children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By
making new, high-quality books  available on an ongoing  basis, First Book  is 
transforming the  lives of  children  in need  and  elevating the  quality  of 
education. For more information, please visit  us online or follow our  latest 
news on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Domtar Corporation

Image with caption: "Two young happy readers. (CNW Group/Domtar Corporation)".
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Media Contacts

Paige Goff
Vice President - Sustainability and Business Communications
Domtar Corporation

Brian Minter
Communications Director
First Book
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