West Fraser Timber announces retirement of Wayne Clogg, Senior VP, Woodlands, after 32 years with company

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , September 15, 2011 () – Wayne Clogg, West Fraser’s Senior Vice-President, Woodlands has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2011. Mr. Clogg joined the Company in 1980 and has served West Fraser in a number of senior management roles including, most recently, having overall responsibility for woodlands and fibre management for the Company.

Hank Ketcham, Chairman, President and CEO said: “Wayne has been a key contributor to our success during his 32 years with us. He is a leader who reflects and has strengthened West Fraser’s culture.”

This News Release contains certain forward-looking statements about potential future developments, in particular those relating to the announced retirement of Mr. Clogg. Readers should exercise caution in relying upon forward-looking statements and West Fraser undertakes no obligation to publicly revise them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances except as required by applicable securities laws.

West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The Company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.

West Fraser shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: “WFT”.

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