Canfor Corporation

Canfor Corporation

June 17, 2009 18:52 ET

Canfor Announces Revised Curtailments

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - In addition to the recently announced indefinite closures at three BC lumber operations, Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced a revised lumber curtailment schedule for the summer months. Commencing the week of June 22 until mid-August, the Company will be curtailing its lumber operations for one to four week periods, depending on the operation. This will remove approximately 95 million board feet of SPF (spruce-pine-fir) and SYP (southern yellow pine) lumber production.

Previously, the Company announced the indefinite closures of its Rustad, Vavenby and Radium sawmills, representing an additional 560 million board feet of SPF lumber production on an annualized basis.

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Canfor is a leading integrated forest products company based in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) with interests in BC, Alberta, Quebec, Washington state, and North and South Carolina. The Company produces the most softwood lumber in BC, while also producing oriented strand board (OSB), remanufactured lumber products and specialized wood products. Canfor also owns a 50.2% interest in Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, which is one of the largest producers of northern softwood kraft pulp in Canada and a leading producer of high performance kraft paper. Canfor shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CFP.

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