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Domtar Corporation's Completes Start-up of New Fluff Pulp Machine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 17 November 2010 -- /PRNewswire/ --Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) today announced the on-schedule start up of its new fluff pulp machine in Plymouth, North Carolina, USA. The mill will have an annual production capacity of approximately 444,000 metric tons.

"This is another successful step in our strategic roadmap of pursuing growth opportunities that capitalize on our existing strengths and core competencies," said John D. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Domtar. "The reconfiguration of the Plymouth mill to 100% fluff pulp production provides Domtar with a stronger presence in a growing global market and positions us as a leading fluff pulp manufacturer."

The Domtar-Plymouth mill's conversion to 100% fluff pulp production was previously announced in October 2009. Once running at full capacity, the mill will exclusively produce fluff pulp and operate two fiber lines and one fluff pulp machine. The mill's bleached softwood cellulose fiber will be used worldwide in absorbent applications such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene, and adult incontinence products.

The Domtar-Plymouth mill has a chain-of-custody (CoC) certificate from the Forest Stewardship Council. Adhering to this standard ensures that the fiber procured by the Plymouth mill meets the strict criteria set by this certification system, and avoids using fiber from unacceptable sources. The Plymouth mill also has a CoC certificate from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. Domtar has been recognized globally by leading environmental groups for its commitment to responsible fiber sourcing.

Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX:UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of papergrade, fluff, and specialty pulp. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing, publishing, converting, and specialty papers. Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution Group, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution facilities. The company employs approximately 8500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

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