Fortress Paper Ltd.
TSX : FTP

Fortress Paper Ltd.

May 31, 2013 19:38 ET

Fortress Paper Announces Annual General and Special Meeting Voting Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Corporation") (TSX:FTP) announces that the following five directors were elected at the annual general and special meeting of shareholders of the Corporation held on May 3, 2013 (the "Meeting"):

NOMINEE VOTES FOR VOTES WITHHELD
Chadwick Wasilenkoff 96.99% 3.01%
Per Gundersby 97.00% 3.00%
Richard O'C. Whittall 96.03% 3.97%
Joe Nemeth 93.41% 6.59%
Anil Wirasekara 97.48% 2.52%

In addition, at the Meeting shareholders approved: (i) the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants as auditors of the Corporation for the ensuing year, (ii) the unallocated stock options under the Corporation's amended and restated stock option plan, and (iii) the adoption of a shareholder rights plan.

The formal report of voting results with respect to all matters voted upon at the Meeting is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Fortress Paper

Fortress Paper operates internationally in two distinct business segments: dissolving pulp and security paper products. The Corporation operates its dissolving pulp business at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill located in Canada, which is also in the process of expanding into the renewable energy generation sector with the construction of a cogeneration facility. The Corporation is also seeking to expand its dissolving pulp capacity with the recent acquisition of Fortress Global Cellulose Mill located at Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Québec, which the Corporation is evaluating to convert into a dissolving pulp mill and re-start the cogeneration facility.

The Corporation operates its security paper products business at the Landqart Mill located in Switzerland, where it produces banknote, passport, visa and other brand protection and security papers, and at its high security production and research facility located in Canada, where it manufactures optically variable thin film material.

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