Global Forest Partners puts 13,095-hectare Mangakahia Forest in New Zealand's Northland region up for sale on behalf of Global Timber Investors 6 fund

LEBANON, New Hampshire , May 17, 2010 (press release) – The Mangakahia Forest in the Northland region of New Zealand is comprised of freehold land totaling approximately 13,095 hectares, of which 10,990 hectares are planted in Radiata Pine. The estate’s productive area will support an annual harvest of approximately 520,000 m3 of logs during each of the next 15 years.

Global Timber Investors 6 (the “Fund”), a private equity investment fund, owns the Mangakahia Forest. Global Forest Partners (“GFP”), a U.S.-based timber investment management organization, serves as investment adviser to the Fund. GFP is managing the sale process.

The Mangakahia Forest’s age class profile and its proximity to regional mills as well as Marsden Point’s deep water port make this an exceptionally attractive acquisition opportunity not only for an investor wishing to establish or expand its exposure to New Zealand forestry but also for an operator interested in accessing the Asian and Australasian markets (particularly China, Australia, Japan, and Korea). Other investment features of Mangakahia Forest include:

Ø Significant uncommitted annual harvest volume
Ø Scale asset with benefits from its strategic location
Ø Freehold land underlying the entire estate
Ø High quality, well managed resource
Ø Good regional and forestry infrastructure

GFP has prepared a Flyer which provides an overview of the Mangakahia Forest and an outline of the proposed sales process and timetable.

Parties interested in receiving additional information about the proposed transaction should contact

Global Forest Partners LP
C/- Forest Investment Advisors Limited
Level 20, ASB Bank Centre, 135 Albert Street
P.O. Box 90177 Victoria Street, West
Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Mr. Michael J. Edgar
Director of Asia Pacific Investments
Telephone: +64-9-358-7355
Facsimile: +64-9-358-7340
E-mail: michael.edgar@gfplp.com

or

Global Forest Partners LP
24 Airport Road, 4th Floor
West Lebanon, NH 03784, U.S.A.

Mr. William H. Proom, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Telephone: +1- 603-298-4970
Facsimile: +1- 603-298-7620
E-mail: bill.proom@gfplp.com

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