NewPage Files for $300 Million IPO

April 19, 2006 (Press Release) - NewPage Holding Corporation filed a registration statement on April 18, 2006, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

NewPage Holding Corporation is the parent company of NewPage Corporation. NewPage Corporation, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, manufactures and sells coated papers at four integrated pulp and paper manufacturing mills located in Escanaba, Michigan; Luke, Maryland; Rumford, Maine; and Wickliffe, Kentucky. These mills have a combined annual capacity of approximately 2.2 million tons of coated paper.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. is serving as sole bookrunning lead manager and UBS Investment Bank is serving as joint lead manager for the proposed offering. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering, when available, may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co. - Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004, or by calling 212-902-1171 or UBS Investment Bank - Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171, or by calling 212-821-3000.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

In view of NewPage Holding Corporation filing the registration statement and other related materials, the first quarter 2006 earnings release, earnings conference call and webcast, originally scheduled for May 8, 2006, have been rescheduled for May 15, 2006.

SOURCE: NewPage Holding Corporation

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