Montreal, Canada, 03 May 2007 -- /CNW Telbec/ -- Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. will hold its annual meeting of shareholders on 08 May 2007. The Annual Meeting will be webcast live through the company's Web site (www.abitibiconsolidated.com) under the "Investor Relations" section -- Presentations and Webcasts." A replay of the webcast will be archived on the company's Web site.

Abitibi-Consolidated is a global leader in newsprint and commercial printing papers and a major producer of wood products, serving clients in more than 70 countries from its 45 operating. Abitibi-Consolidated is among the largest recyclers of newspapers and magazines in North America, diverting annually approximately 1.7 million metric tons of paper from landfills. It also ranks first in Canada in terms of total certified woodlands.

Abitibi-Consolidated shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: A) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ABY).