Mercer will not acquire Fibrek following expiry of its offer for Fibrek's common shares on April 27; offer conditioned upon at least 50.1% of outstanding Fibrek shares having been tendered, which was not met by expiry time

NEW YORK , April 30, 2012 (press release) – Mercer International Inc. (MERC - News) (MRI.U) ("Mercer") announced that its offer (the "Offer") for all of the common shares (the "Fibrek Shares") of Fibrek Inc. ("Fibrek") expired on April 27, 2012 (the "Expiry Time"). The Offer was conditioned upon, among other things, at least 50.1% of the outstanding Fibrek Shares, on a fully-diluted basis, having been tendered thereunder, which was not met as of the Expiry Time. Accordingly, Mercer and MERC Acquisition Inc. will not acquire any Fibrek Shares that were tendered under the Offer.

In connection with the foregoing, the Support Agreement between Mercer and Fibrek dated February 9, 2012, as amended, has been terminated. All Fibrek Shares that were previously tendered under the Offer and not withdrawn will be returned promptly.

About Mercer

Mercer International Inc. is a global pulp manufacturing company. Mercer operates three NBSK pulp mills with a consolidated annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons. To obtain further information on the company, please visit its web site at www.mercerint.com.

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