New York, New York, USA, 16 October 2008 -- Mercer International (NASDAQ: MERC, TSX: MRI.U) announced today that it intends to release its third quarter financial results for the period ended 30 September 2008 on 27 October 2008, after the close of the market. In conjunction with the release of its results, Mercer will host a conference call, which will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet. Jimmy S.H. Lee, chairman and president, and David M. Gandossi, executive vice president, chief financial officer and secretary, will host the call on 28 October 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Listeners can access the conference call live, or archived through 28 November 2008, over the Internet at http://investor.shareholder.com/media/eventdetail.cfm?mediaid=33609&c=MERC&mediakey=EA9C777BCE92CA0E80F3CFA153ED15FD&e=0
or through a link on the company's News/Financial page at http://www.mercerint.com/s/NewsReleases.asp. Participants should visit the sites and download and install any necessary audio software at least 15 minutes before the call.
Mercer International Inc. is a global pulp manufacturing company. Mercer operates three modern northern bleached softwood kraft pulp mills in Germany and Canada with a consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.4 million metric tons.