Andre Boucher Named Chief Operating Officer of Fortress Specialty Cellulose

April 24, 2012 - Fortress Paper Ltd. announces the appointment of Andre Boucher as Chief Operating Officer of Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc., a wholly-owned operating subsidiary which produces dissolving pulp.

Boucher has over 30 years of industry experience in the specialty cellulose sector including 24 years at Tembec Inc. where he was the General Manager of the Temiscaming dissolving pulp mill.

Most recently, Boucher was General Manager of Ethanol Operations for Suncor Energy Inc. where he developed the facility from concept to an efficient operating mill.

In addition, Fortress Paper is pleased to announce that Marco Veilleux has been promoted to Vice-President, Business Development and Strategic Projects of Fortress Paper from his former role as Chief Operating Officer of Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc.

Fortress Paper operates internationally in three distinct business segments: dissolving pulp, specialty papers and security paper products. The company operates its dissolving pulp business at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill located in Canada which is also in the process of expanding into the renewable energy generation sector with the construction of a cogeneration facility. The company operates its specialty papers business at the Dresden Mill located in Germany, where it is a leading international producer of specialty non-woven wallpaper base products. The Company operates its security paper products business at the Landqart Mill located in Switzerland, where it produces banknote, passport, visa and other brand protection and security papers, and at its Fortress Optical Facility located in Canada, where it manufacturers optically variable thin film material.

SOURCE: Fortress Paper Ltd.