Red Rock Indian Band and Resolute celebrate partnership

Georjann Morriseau Director, Indigenous Affairs Resolute Forest Products, Michael Martel VP Operations RFP, Chief Ed Wawia, Garth Kayes, Fiber Procurement, Councillors Susan Kwissis, Linda Michelle, and Sean Ruth of Red Rock Indian Band.

Red Rock Indian Band hosted a public event to celebrate their partnership with Resolute Forest Products with the signing of a 5-year commercial agreement on Wed., Feb. 15, 2017.

This event took place at the newly constructed administration office in Red Rock Indian Band, Ontario.

The 5-year commercial agreement represents a formal commitment to identify and pursue new economic opportunities, commercial investments as well as to establish a collaborative process with respect to forest management planning for woodlands managed by Resolute.

Chief Ed Wawia has been instrumental in the oversight and implementation of this agreement. "We want to make sure the next generations to come will benefit from sustainable jobs and economic opportunities. We rely on the forest products industry to create wealth and sustain our growth.

Our partnership with Resolute has realized many real opportunities for our contractors, members and nation as a whole. Opportunities that benefit now and in the long term," said Chief Wawia regarding the commercial agreement.

This is the most recent of several agreements and partnerships Resolute has entered into with First Nations communities in the areas where the company manages or owns operations, and further reinforces our commitment to identifying business opportunities with First Nations and means to increase Aboriginal employment.

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, tissue, market pulp and wood products.

The company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, as well as power generation assets in Canada and the United States. Marketing its products in close to 80 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100 per cent of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards.

The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute has received multiple national and international awards for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit www.resolutefp.com for more information.

- Submitted by Resolute Forest Products

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