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    • Media Advisory - AbitibiBowater to hold third quarter 2008 results conference call and webcast
          ABH (NYSE, TSX)
          MONTREAL, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. will release third
      quarter 2008 results before the stock markets open (approximately 7:30 a.m.
      Eastern) on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Management will host a conference call
      and question-and-answer session to discuss earnings that day at 10:00 a.m.
      Eastern.Who:               AbitibiBowater Inc.
          What:              Third Quarter 2008 Results
          When:              Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
          Conference Call:   Dial 1 866 898-9626 or 514 868-1042 fifteen minutes
                             before the beginning of the call
          Webcast:           A live webcast of the quarterly results conference
                             call may be accessed through the Company's website at
                    under "Webcasts and
                             Presentations" in the "Investors" section. Listeners
                             should allow ample time to access the webcast. A
                             replay of the webcast will be archived on the
                             Company's website.AbitibiBowater produces a wide range of newsprint, commercial printing
      papers, market pulp and wood products. It is the eighth largest publicly
      traded pulp and paper manufacturer in the world. AbitibiBowater owns or
      operates 27 pulp and paper facilities and 34 wood products facilities located
      in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea. Marketing
      its products in more than 90 countries, the Company is also among the world's
      largest recyclers of old newspapers and magazines, and has more third-party
      certified sustainable forest land than any other company in the world.
      AbitibiBowater's shares trade under the stock symbol ABH on both the New York
      Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
      For further information:
      For further information: Investors: Duane Owens, Vice President, Finance
      & Investor Relations, (864) 282-9488; Media and Others: Seth Kursman, Vice
      President, Communications & Government Affairs, (514) 394-2398,