Domtar CEO John D. Williams commends President Obama's call for climate action

Domtar CEO John D. Williams commends President Obama's call for climate action

PR Newswire

MONTREAL, June 25, 2013

Cites forest products industry's success in reducing dependence on fossil
fuels as leading example of mutually compatible economic and environmental


MONTREAL, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/  - Today, Domtar Corporation (NYSE:  UFS) 
(TSX: UFS) President  and CEO  John D. Williams  offered his  support for  the 
Administration's  proposal  to  develop  a  more  certain  path  for  reducing 
greenhouse gas emissions.

"The President is  correct that America  is uniquely suited  to find  sensible 
solutions  for  addressing  this  issue.The  forest  products  industry   has 
voluntarily made significant reductions in  its reliance on fossil fuels  over 
the past decade.  We are  better utilizing the  energy value  of our  biomass 
by-products which are carbon neutral over  the long term, making our  industry 
more sustainable economically and environmentally."

"A decade  ago, Domtar  was reporting  that 68%  of our  energy use  was  from 
renewable, greenhouse gas neutral  sources.Today, that number is  approaching 
85%.This has lowered our costs and, according to EPA's reporting methodology,
reduced our carbon emissions by a third."


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

SOURCE Domtar Corporation


Pascal Bossé
Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Tel: 514-848-5938

David Struhs
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