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Tembec Workers Strike at Matane, Quebec, Pulp Mill
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 10 May 2011 – Following a breakdown in labor discussions between company representatives and the union representatives at the Tembec high-yield pulp mill in Matane, Quebec, unionized employees did not report to work this morning and went out on strike. Consequently, all production activities have been suspended indefinitely.

The company is monitoring the situation closely and is putting into place measures that will ensure uninterrupted supply to its customers.

The plant in Matane employs 143 people, of which 99 are unionized, and ships to customers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. The company’s principal operations are located in Canada and France. Tembec’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT. Additional information on Tembec is available at www.tembec.com.


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