Wausau Paper appoints Matthew L. Urmanski as senior VP, Tissue, succeeding Michael R. Wildenberg, named senior VP, Tissue Strategy, effective March 1; Wildenberg plans to retire in July

MOSINEE, Wisconsin , January 5, 2012 (press release) – Wausau Paper today announced the appointment of Matthew L. Urmanski to the position of Senior Vice President - Tissue and Michael R. Wildenberg to the position of Senior Vice President - Tissue Strategy effective March 1, 2012.

Mr. Urmanski, 39, joined Wausau Paper in 2000 and has most recently served as Vice President - Administration for the Tissue segment responsible for Tissue strategy, finance and supply chain operations. Matt has played an instrumental role in the development of our Tissue growth strategy and the building of our Tissue operating team.

Mr. Wildenberg joined Wausau Paper in 1981 and has served as Senior Vice President for our Tissue segment since 2009. Mike plans to retire in July and will work with the Tissue leadership team to insure a smooth transition.

About Wausau Paper:
Wausau Paper produces and markets specialty papers for industrial, commercial and consumer end markets as well as a complete line of away-from-home towel and tissue products. The company is headquartered in Mosinee, Wisconsin and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol WPP. To learn more about Wausau Paper visit: www.wausaupaper.com.

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