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Tembec generates net loss of C$47 million in 4Q 2012; down from net loss of C$17 million in year-earlier period




MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, November 15, 2012-

Consolidated sales for the three-month period ended September 29, 2012, were $443 million, as compared to $421 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Company generated a net loss of $47 million or $0.47 per share in the September 2012 quarter compared to a net loss of $17 million or $0.17 per share in the September 2011 quarter. The most recent quarter results include a non-cash asset impairment charge of $50 million relating to the recently idled Chetwynd, British Columbia, pulp mill. Operating earnings before depreciation, amortization and other items (adjusted EBITDA) was $23 million for the three-month period ended September 29, 2012, as compared to adjusted EBITDA of $19 million a year ago and adjusted EBITDA of $27 million in the prior quarter.

For the fiscal year ended September 29, 2012, consolidated sales were $1.7 billion, unchanged from the prior year. The Company generated a net loss of $82 million or $0.82 per share compared to a net loss of $5 million or $0.05 per share in fiscal 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was $64 million compared to $98 million in the prior year.


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