(All financial information is in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.)
(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS)
MONTREAL, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 22% increase in its quarterly dividend (from $0.45 per share to $0.55 per share) on its common stock (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) as well as on the exchangeable shares of Domtar (Canada) Paper Inc. (TSX: UFX).
"The Board's decision to increase the dividend recognizes the continued progress we are making on our strategic roadmap. Our commitment is to return the majority of free cash flow to shareholders and our aspiration is to grow the dividend to a level that balances our strategic objectives of bringing growth and stability to our earnings and creating shareholder value," said John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Board of Directors declared the dividend payable on July 15, 2013 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 14, 2013.
The Company is holding its Annual Meeting of Stockholders today at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the live webcast at www.domtar.com.
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 adult incontinence 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 complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, a network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims such obligation, to update, alter or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the captions "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" of the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as periodically updated by subsequently filed Form 10-Q's.
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