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    • Media advisory - AbitibiBowater to hold second quarter 2008 results conference call and webcast
          ABH (NYSE, TSX)
          MONTREAL, July 21 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. will release second
      quarter 2008 results before the stock markets open (approximately 7:30 a.m.
      Eastern) on Thursday, August 7, 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:            Second Quarter 2008 Results
          When:            Thursday, August 7, 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 and
      Treasurer, (864) 282-9488; Media and Others: Seth Kursman, Vice President,
      Communications and Government Affairs, (514) 394-2398,