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Fortress Paper Completes Sale and Leaseback Transaction at Landqart Mill

Landqart banknote paper Landqart AG produces over 10,000 tons per year of cylinder mould made paper for banknote and passport applications.

July 12, 2016 - Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Landqart AG ("Landqart"), has successfully completed the sale of its lands and buildings related to its security paper business located in Landquart, Switzerland (the "Transaction"), previously announced on June 6, 2016, to GAM Investment Management (Switzerland) AG on behalf of Procimmo Swiss Commercial Fund II.

The aggregate purchase price for the Transaction was CHF 44,500,000, or approximately CDN$59 million.

Effective as of the date hereof, substantially all of the lands and buildings subject to the Transaction are leased back to Landqart pursuant to a 20-year triple-net lease, which ensures the ongoing operation of Landqart's security paper business. The lease is renewable for an additional two 10-year periods on substantially the same terms and contains certain repurchase rights.

Fortress Paper operates internationally in two distinct business segments: dissolving pulp and security paper products. To learn more, please visit: www.fortresspaper.com.

SOURCE: Fortress Paper Ltd.