Cathay Forest Products Corp.

Cathay Forest Products Corp.

August 17, 2010 18:06 ET

Cathay Forest Announces Chairman of the Board and Management Changes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2010) - Cathay Forest Products Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CFZ) ("Cathay Forest" or the "Company") announces that Mr. John Duncanson has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve as a Director of Cathay Forest. Mr. Duncanson replaces Mr. Anthony Ng, who retains his role as President and will continue to serve as a Director of the Company. Mr. Duncanson was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Forest since June 15, 2010.

Cathay Forest also announces that, following its recent annual shareholders meeting, the Honourable John D. Reynolds, P.C. has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Reynolds has been a Director of Cathay Forest since June 2008 and has served as chair of the Compensation and Nominating Committee since then.

The Board of Directors also appointed the members of its committees as follows:
Audit: Mr. John Housser, Chair
  Mr. Robert Beutel
  Mr. Steve Miller
Compensation and Nominating: Mr. John Reynolds, Chair
  Mr. Raymond Lo
  Mr. Steve Miller

About Cathay Forest Products

Cathay Forest is a forest products company that manages approximately 1,000,000 hectares of standing timber properties and fast-growth, high-yield poplar plantations in China and Russia. Cathay Forest is building a world-class forest products company through a customer base that includes the domestic Chinese pulp and paper industry and other wood products customers in the Japanese market.

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