Fraser Papers Inc.

Fraser Papers Inc.

October 12, 2007 11:28 ET

Fraser Papers Supplies Environmentally-Friendly Paper for Second Printing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - Fraser Papers Inc. ("Fraser Papers" or the "Company") (TSX:FPS) announced today that it had been selected to provide environmentally-friendly paper for the second printing of the U.S. edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in the series by J.K. Rowling. Fraser Papers was a key supplier to Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, for the first printing of the book, which was released in July. The paper manufactured for Scholastic was customized and contained 30% post-consumer content and pulp certified by the Forest Stewardship Council ("FSC"), an internationally recognized organization driving responsible international forest management standards.

"This is perhaps one of the 'greenest' papers you can get on the market today. The post-consumer content diverts waste from landfills, while the FSC certification ensures that the pulp was not procured from endangered or high conservation value forests," said Brian McAlary, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Fraser Papers. "We were able to add a new component that has strong international credibility."

In addition to environmentally-friendly paper, the Harry Potter order required a strong service platform. Fraser Papers coordinated delivery of paper to printers across North America and established a just-in-time inventory program to meet the rigorous launch requirements.

A leading supplier to the North American trade book market, Fraser Papers is known for manufacturing specialty uncoated freesheet papers with exceptional bulking characteristics, high opacity to prevent show-through and shade matching capabilities for consistency of color. In addition to Scholastic, Fraser Papers supplies other leading book publishers in North America.

Fraser Papers is an integrated specialty paper company which produces a broad range of specialty packaging and printing papers. The company has operations in New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec. Fraser Papers is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: FPS. For more information, visit the Fraser Papers web site at

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