Mexican paper and paperboard producer Corporación Durango announces new corporate identity Bio-Pappel to reflect its sustainability in operations

MEXICO CITY , July 1, 2010 (press release) – Corporación Durango, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: CODUSA), the national leader in paper production and sustainability in its sector, reported the evolution of its business model. Therefore, as of today its new corporate identity will be Bio-PAPPEL, S.A.B. de C.V. It also informed that as of July 2nd its shares will be listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange with the trading symbol: PAPPEL.

This is a strategic decision that will allow us to reflect more accurately the company's DNA, that is, the BIOsustainability of its operations in everything it does, its recognized leadership in the PAPER industry in Mexico, and its commitment with the protection of the environment. Its subsidiary companies will operate under this name that it will also integrate its products and brands, and will drive a cycle of sustainable growth.

As of today Bio-PAPPEL, S.A.B. de C.V. will be conformed by four business units:

Bio-PAPPEL Packaging (previously Empresas TITAN)

Bio-PAPPEL Printing (previously Grupo PIPSA-MEX)

Bio-PAPPEL Kraft (previously Papeles Mexicanos)

Bio-PAPPEL International (previously McKinley Paper Company)

Bio-PAPPEL is the largest paper and paper products producer in Mexico and Latin America; it produces more than 2.0 million metric tons yearly. It is the national leader in producing sustainable packaging with corrugated cardboard. It is the larges newsprint paper producer in Mexico. It is the leading company in recycled, chlorine free bond paper production, and also in the manufacturing of sustainable paper sacks.

“Bio-PAPPEL is a Bio-Sustainable company that stands out for producing paper without cutting trees, using only recycled paper from the “urban forest”. It is more than a “green company”, it is also a “blue company” because it not only carries out actions to protect the forests, but also looks after the rivers, lakes, oceans and the blue sky” … declared Miguel Rincón, CEO and President of the Board of Directors of Bio-PAPPEL.

Mr. Rincón added … “During the last ten years, the company has invested more than 4 billion pesos in sustainability projects in order to save thousands of trees every day while becoming the largest paper recycling entity in Mexico and Latin America, the leading producer of 100% bio-degradable, recyclable and recycled paper and paper products; by recycling water from its processes it saves 10.5 million cubic meters of water, and by co-generating green energy from the vapor produced by its industrial processes, it saves 4.3 million kw/h. This has allowed us to become the leader in Carbon emission reduction within the paper industry by capturing 9 times more Carbon than the amount released by our processes.

Bio-PAPPEL is a socially responsible company that adheres to the best international business practices and has more than 7,500 employees that are the basis of its success. The company has a solid commitment with the sustainable progress and development of its suppliers, its clients and Mexico.

Bio-PAPPEL is a socially responsible company that adheres to the best international business practices and has more than 7,500 employees that are the basis of its success. The company has a solid commitment with the sustainable progress and development of its suppliers, its clients and Mexico.

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