Fortress Paper CEO mulls potential merger with Tembec to form Canadian dissolving pulp powerhouse, companies not in discussions [From the web]

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, November 20, 2012-

Fortress Paper has much work to do to calm the fears of nervous investors but the company's CEO envisages becoming one of the world's leading dissolving pulp producers by eventually merging with Canadian rival Tembec.

"In a perfect world I could see the Tembec, Fortress dissolving pulp entity being very interesting," Chad Wasilenkoff said during an interview as part of a tour with shareholders, analysts and the media.

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