Fortress Paper restarts production at its dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Qu├ębec

11 October 2017

Fortress Paper Ltd. announces that the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill (the "FSC Mill") restarted. The Company has completed the necessary repairs at the FSC Mill caused by the failure of a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system and has re-commenced production of dissolving pulp.

Mr. Giovanni Iadeluca, President of the FSC Mill, commented: "We wish to thank our team at the FSC Mill for their tireless efforts in resolving the system failure and achieving a restart three days earlier than originally anticipated. The FSC Mill restarted the normal ramp up of its operations on October 6th, the production and cogeneration facility are now operating in ordinary course."

The Company has initiated an insurance claim pursuant to its property damage and business interruption insurance coverage, which has a $2.5 million deductible.

Fortress Paper operates internationally in two distinct business segments: dissolving pulp and security paper products.