Owens Corning elects Domtar President, CEO John D. Williams to board, effective Nov. 30

TOLEDO, Ohio , September 21, 2011 (press release) – Owens Corning (NYSE:OC - News) today announced that John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS - News) (TSX:UFS.to - News), has been elected to the company's Board of Directors effective Nov. 30, 2011. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Domtar is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of uncoated freesheet paper, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of pulp in North America.

"We are delighted to welcome John to our Board of Directors," said Owens Corning Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman. "We look forward to benefiting from the broad perspective and leadership experience that he brings to our company."

Mr. Williams has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Domtar since joining the company in 2009. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Williams served in senior executive positions with SCA Packaging Ltd. and SCA Packaging Europe, among Europe's largest producers of containerboard paper used for the manufacturing of corrugated box products. During this period, he served as president of SCA Packaging Europe, from 2005 to 2008, and as regional managing director for the company's U.K. and Ireland operations from 2000 to 2004. Prior to joining SCA Packaging, Mr. Williams held a number of increasingly senior positions in sales, marketing, management and operations with Rexam PLC; Packaging Resources, Inc.; Huhtamaki; Alberto Culver (U.K.) Ltd.; and MARS Group.

Mr. Williams was named to the Audit and Finance committees of the Owens Corning Board of Directors.

About Owens Corning Owens Corning (NYSE:OC - News) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 company for 57 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.0 billion in 2010 and approximately 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at: www.owenscorning.com.

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