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Canfor Pulp Announces Temporary Production Outage at Northwood Pulp Mill

Canfor Pulp - Northwood pulp mill Canfor Pulp anticipates the number five recovery boiler at its Northwood mill to be down for approximately two weeks, and is currently projecting 15,000 tonnes of reduced NBSK pulp production during the fourth quarter 2017.

Dec. 1, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products Inc. announced today that it has taken a temporary and unscheduled outage on one production line at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft ("NBSK") Pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada as a result of a tube leak in the number five recovery boiler.

Canfor Pulp anticipates the number five recovery boiler to be down for approximately two weeks, and is currently projecting 15,000 tonnes of reduced NBSK pulp production during the fourth quarter 2017, as well as higher associated maintenance costs and lower projected shipment volumes.

To mitigate the impact of the incident, Canfor Pulp is continuing to operate the second production line at the Pulp mill and will advance certain mill maintenance activities previously scheduled to be performed in the first quarter of 2018.

Due to mitigation efforts by Canfor Pulp the temporary outage is not expected to have a material impact on the financial condition of the company. The company will be making a claim under its insurance program.

Canfor Pulp is North America's largest producer of market NBSK pulp products and the world's largest provider of fully bleached, high-performance Kraft paper. To learn more, please visit: www.canfor.com.

SOURCE: Canfor Pulp