New Readers Will Receive a Wide Range of Classics, Award-Winners and
Bestsellers; Domtar Paper Donation Helps Produce One of This Year's 39
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MONTREAL, April 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS)
(TSX: UFS) today announced that for the second year in a row it will
sponsor World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign to encourage reading. World Book Night U.S. will
distribute 500,000 free books at more than 6,000 locations nation-wide
on April 23 - Shakespeare's birthday.
About 25,000 volunteer book lovers, including Domtar staff at two dozen
facilities, will personally hand out specially printed copies of a wide
range of books. Domtar donated paper to produce Young Men and Fire by Norman McLean, which was printed on behalf of the publisher,
University of Chicago Press, by McNaughton & Gunn located in Saline,
Michigan. Other titles include award-winning and bestselling books for
adults and young adults, as well as classics in English, Spanish and
larger print. Recipients will be people who either don't read
frequently or don't have the means or access to printed books.
"Each year our effort gets bigger and bigger as we help foster a love of
reading," said World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz.
"We're grateful to be working with Domtar and for the company's help in
getting these books in the hands of people who will appreciate them."
Domtar's commitment comes as part of its award-winning PAPERbecause
campaign (www.paperbecause.com), which showcases paper's sustainability and enduring value in a
"Reading a book empowers people and brings them joy, and we're proud to
support World Book Night," said Paige Goff, Domtar's vice president of
sustainability and business communications. "This is another reminder
of the power of paper."
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets
and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including
communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent
hygiene products. The foundation of its business is a network of world
class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and
specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed
internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the
largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North
America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a broad line of
incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack and Indasec® brand names as well as baby diapers. In 2013, Domtar had sales of
US$5.4 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs
approximately 10,000 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
SOURCE Domtar Corporation