Western Forest Products announces board of directors changes

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Western Forest Products announced today that Pierre McNeil and Peter Gordon, representatives of the company's former majority shareholder Brookfield Special Situations, resigned from Western's Board of Directors following yesterday's Board meeting. Mr. McNeil had served as a director since December 2007, while Mr. Gordon had served as a director since July 2010, as well as a period from July 2004 to June 2006.

"On behalf of the Board, we would like to thank Mr. McNeil and Mr. Gordon for their significant contributions to the Company," said Lee Doney, Chairman of Western Forest Products Inc.

The Board of Directors announced the appointment of Mike Waites to the Board. Mr. Waites is the past President and CEO of Finning International Inc. and currently serves as a director of HudBay Minerals Inc., and Talisman Energy Inc. Western says that Mr. Waites 'will bring more than 30 years of international experience in the natural resource, transportation, and distribution industries, having extensive expertise in financial management, leadership, and acquisitions'.

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