AbitibiBowater Names Jo-Ann Longworth as Chief Financial Officer

July 21, 2011 - AbitibiBowater announced that Jo-Ann Longworth will become Chief Financial Officer, effective August 31, 2011.

Ms. Longworth succeeds William G. Harvey, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Harvey will step down from his position on August 31, 2011, during which time he will finalize and release the company's second quarter financial results. He will also continue to serve as an advisor until March 2012.

Currently, Ms. Longworth is serving as Special Advisor to President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Garneau, focusing on specific mandates and ensuring an effective transition with Mr. Harvey.

Previously, Ms. Longworth served from 2008 to 2010 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer with World Color Inc. (formerly Quebecor World Inc.), a public printing and related services company, and helped transition the company to Quad/Graphics Inc. after their acquisition of World Color.

SOURCE: AbitibiBowater Inc.