Two Tembec employees and pilot die in helicopter crash in Northern Ontario during forest survey

MONTREAL , November 3, 2011 (press release) – Two Tembec employees from Kapuskasing operations, Chad McQuade, area forestry technician and Daniel Simis, area forester died in a helicopter crash yesterday, in Northern Ontario, during a forest survey. The pilot of the contracted helicopter also died.

"It is a very sad time for all of us at Tembec. We wish to express our sincere condolences to the families, friends and co-workers. Our thoughts and prayers go to every member of these families who have lost their loved ones," said President and Chief Executive Officer James Lopez.

Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices. The Company's principal operations are located in Canada and France. Tembec's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT. Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at

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