Resolute announces the ratification of the collective agreement of seven Canadian pulp and paper mills

MONTREAL, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the ratification of a four-year collective agreement by Unifor union members at seven of its pulp and paper mills. from the company to Canadafollowing an agreement in principle concluded on May 152022.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the vote, which is a testament to the hard work and collaborative efforts of the company and the union over the past few years to meet the challenges we face and ensure the company’s competitiveness,” said declared Rémi G. Lalonde, President and CEO. “With the support of our employees, we are pursuing our vision of operating a model manufacturing company, built with the strongest business values, the utmost respect for sustainability and a call to serve our people and communities.”

Collective agreements cover approximately 700 hourly employees represented by Unifor at Resolute Dolbeau; Gatineau; Kenogami; Saint-Félicien and currently unused indefinitely Amos and Baie-Comeau pulp and paper mills Quebec; and the Thunder Bay operation in Ontario. The seven mills represent approximately 50% of the company’s total pulp and paper production capacity.

About Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse line of products, including market pulp, tissue papers, wood products and papers, which are marketed in more than 60 countries. The company owns or operates approximately 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in United States and Canada. Resolute has 100% of its managed woodlands third-party certified to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. Shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the ticker symbol RFP on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as well as its business practices. To visit www.resolutefp.com for more information.

SOURCE Resolute Forest Products Inc.