Fortress Paper Appoints Gerry Gaetz to Board of Directors

Gerry Gaetz

Jan 5, 2016 - Fortress Paper Ltd. announced the appointment of Gerry Gaetz to the Board of Directors of the Company. In addition to his appointment as a member of the Board, Gaetz will also serve on Fortress Paper's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Gaetz is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Payments Association ("CPA"), where he is responsible for leading the modernization of Canada's core national payments infrastructure.

Prior to joining the CPA in 2013, Gaetz held a number of executive roles at the Bank of Canada, including Chief of Currency.

Gaetz is also a member of the International Council of Payment Association Chief Executives, is on the advisory boards of two private companies, and is a former member of the Banknote Ethics Initiative Accreditation Council.

Gaetz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Fortress Paper also said that Richard O'C. Whittall retired from the Board effective January 4, 2016. Whittall has been a member of the Board since 2007.

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SOURCE: Fortress Paper Ltd.