BOWATER

BOWATER

February 25, 2005 16:47 ET

Bowater Incorporated CFO to Speak at Investor Conference


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FOR: BOWATER

NYSE, LSE SYMBOL: BOW
TSX SYMBOL: BWX

FEBRUARY 25, 2005 - 16:47 ET

Bowater Incorporated CFO to Speak at Investor
Conference

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(CCNMatthews - Feb 25, 2005) -

Bowater Incorporated (NYSE: BOW) Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer, William G. Harvey, will speak at the Credit Suisse
First Boston 2005 Global Basics Conference in New York on Thursday,
March 3, at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Interested parties can access a live audio webcast and obtain a copy of
the presentation on Bowater's website at www.bowater.com. A replay of
the presentation will be available on the company's website within 24
hours of the presentation, and will be available until Thursday, March
31, 2005.

Bowater Incorporated, headquartered in Greenville, SC, is a leading
producer of newsprint and coated groundwood papers. In addition, the
company makes uncoated groundwood papers, bleached kraft pulp and lumber
products. The company has 12 pulp and paper mills in the United States,
Canada and South Korea and 12 North American sawmills that produce
softwood lumber. Bowater also operates two facilities that convert a
groundwood base sheet to coated products. Bowater's operations are
supported by approximately 1.4 million acres of timberlands owned or
leased in the United States and Canada and 30 million acres of timber
cutting rights in Canada. Bowater is one of the world's largest
consumers of recycled newspapers and magazines. Bowater common stock is
listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Pacific Exchange and the
London Stock Exchange. A special class of stock exchangeable into
Bowater common stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BWX).

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Bowater Incorporated
    Media, Gordon R. Manuel, 864-282-9448
    Analyst, Duane A. Owens, 864-282-9488