Weyerhaeuser announces tax treatment of dividend distributions made in 2012

Jan 16, 2013, 14:23 ET from Weyerhaeuser Company

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For shareholders of Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY), the total dividend distributions made in 2012 per share of Common Stock Cusip 96216610 traded under the symbol WY are to be classified for income tax purposes as Capital Gain Distribution.

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The dividends, totaling $.62 per share, were paid quarterly as follows: $0.15 on March 15, 2012; $0.15 on June 1, 2012; $0.15 on September 14, 2012; and $0.17 on November 30, 2012. These dividends are classified for income tax purposes as 100% Capital Gain Distribution. Shareholders are encouraged to consult their tax advisor to determine the specific effect these distributions may have on their individual tax situation. The information above relates solely to distributions made in 2012.

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2011, we employed approximately 12,800 employees in 11 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $6.2 billion in sales from continuing operations in 2011. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.

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Media – Anthony Chavez, 253-924-7148

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