Tembec to sell NBSK pulp mill for $89 million

Skookumchuck, BC mill manufactures pulp for tissue applications.

March 26, 2013   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL – Tembec Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its NBSK pulp mill and related assets and liabilities located in Skookumchuck, BC to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corp. for a purchase price of $89 million.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.

Tembec acquired the Skookumchuck pulp mill in 1999 as part of the acquisition of Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. The mill, which currently employs 290 people, started up in 1968. Its pulp is shipped to North American and Asian customers primarily for tissue applications.

BofA Merrill Lynch served as the exclusive financial advisor to Tembec.

Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products. Its principal operations are in Canada and France. The company has some 3,700 employees and annual sales of approximately $2 billion.

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