Mercer International Inc.

New York, New York, USA, 02 August 2006 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Mercer International (NASDAQ:MERC), (TSX: MRI.U) announced today that it intends to release its second quarter financial results for the period ended 30 June 2006 on 08 August 2006. 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.

Listeners can access the archived conference call through 16 August 2006, over the Internet at:

or through a link on the company's News/Financial page at

Mercer International Inc. is a global pulp and paper manufacturing company. Mercer operates three modern NBSK pulp mills in Germany and Canada with a consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.3 million metric tons.

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