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    • /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - AbitibiBowater to Hold Media Briefing at Annual Meeting of Stockholders/
          ABH (NYSE, TSX)
          MONTREAL, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. will hold a media
      briefing on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), immediately
      preceding its first Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
          John W. Weaver, Executive Chairman, and David J. Paterson, President and
      Chief Executive Officer, will respond to questions from media.Who:    AbitibiBowater Inc.
          What:   Media briefing at Annual Meeting of Stockholders
          When:   Thursday, June 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern)
          Where:  Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
                  1 Place du Canada, Salon Cartier A, MontrealThe media briefing will be followed at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) by
      AbitibiBowater's Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Salons Cartier B-C. Photo
      and video recording equipment will be allowed in the room until five minutes
      prior to the beginning of the meeting proceedings.
          The annual meeting will be webcast live through the Company's website at under "Webcasts and Presentations", in the "Investors"
      section. 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,