Resolute Forest Products to hold special meeting of stockholders on Oct. 31 to consider and vote on proposed acquisition by Paper Excellence's subsidiary, Domtar, and to vote on compensation that may be paid to company's named executive officers

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MONTREAL , September 21, 2022 (press release) –

Resolute Forest Products Inc. ("Resolute" or the "company") (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will hold a virtual special meeting of stockholders on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) for the following purposes:

  1. to consider and vote on a proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 5, 2022 (as it may be further amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the "merger agreement"), by and among the company, Domtar Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Parent" or "Domtar"),Terra Acquisition Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Domtar ("Merger Sub"), Karta Halten B.V., a private limited company organized under the laws of the Netherlands ("Karta Halten"), and Paper Excellence B.V., a private limited company organized under the laws of the Netherlands (together with Domtar and Karta Halten, the "Parent Parties"), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the company (the "merger"), with the company surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Domtar; and
     
  2. to consider and vote on a proposal to approve, by a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation that may be paid or become payable to the company's named executive officers that is based on or otherwise relates to the merger.

Stockholders will be able to participate in the special meeting online at https://web.lumiagm.com/295854943, where they will be able to listen to the meeting live, submit questions and vote their shares. The company will respond to appropriate questions as soon as practical after the meeting, to the extent related to the business of the meeting. To join the special meeting, stockholders will need an 11-, 12- or 16-digit control number, which is included on each stockholder's notice of internet availability and proxy card, and the following password: resolute2022

Holders of record of Resolute common stock at the close of business on September 19, 2022, the record date for the special meeting, will be entitled to vote their shares.

About Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products and papers, which are marketed in over 60 countries. The company owns or operates some 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada. Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit www.resolutefp.com for more information.

SOURCE Resolute Forest Products Inc.

For further information: Investors: Marianne Limoges, Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations, 514 394-2217, ir@resolutefp.com; Media and Others: Seth Kursman, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Government Affairs, 514 394-2398, seth.kursman@resolutefp.com

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