West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12 September 2006 -- The board of directors of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has declared a quarterly dividend of CAD 0.14 per share on the Common shares and Class B Common shares in the capital of the company, payable 16 October 2006, to shareholders of record on 25 September 2006.

West Fraser is an integrated forest products company that produces lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, linerboard, kraft paper, and newsprint. The company has manufacturing operations in British Columbia, Alberta, and the southern United States. West Fraser has approximately 6900 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

West Fraser Common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WFT