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    • AbitibiBowater's Kénogami, Quebec Mill Wins Prestigious Environmental Phénix Award
          ABH (NYSE, TSX)
          MONTREAL, May 30 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater is honored to have
      received a 2008 Environmental Phénix Award from the Government of Quebec, and
      would like to congratulate the employees at the Kénogami paper mill for their
      exceptional commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable
          AbitibiBowater's Kénogami facility was honored in the "Waste Management"
          "I am extremely proud that our Kénogami mill has been recognized with an
      Environmental Phénix Award," said David J. Paterson, President and Chief
      Executive Officer.
          Employee engagement has been the driving success factor at the Kénogami
      mill. For over ten years, the operation has continually improved its
      environmental performance. The facility's employees have spearheaded
      initiatives to reduce waste production, reuse and recycle plant bi-products
      and recover material to minimize waste sent to the landfill.
          The achievements of the Kénogami mill in waste reduction have been
      extraordinary. The mill's efforts have translated into a reduction of landfill
      process waste by 51% and other residues by 60%. Recycling (solid waste) and
      reusing (wood residue) initiatives have also been impressive.
          Mr. Paterson also congratulated AbitibiBowater's Beaupré, Quebec facility
      for being a finalist in the Environmental Phénix Award's "Product Development"
      category for pioneering the development of uncoated freesheet substitute
      products, like EcoLaser™, which are lighter in weight, totally
      chlorine-free, and use less water and energy, as well as 50% less wood fiber
      than conventional offset paper.
          The Environmental Phénix Awards are considered the most acclaimed
      environmental awards in Quebec. They are presented annually to companies,
      industry groups and community organizations that balance their commercial
      operations with sustainable development.
          AbitibiBowater produces a wide range of newsprint and 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. The
      Company'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, (514) 394-3268; Media and Others: Jean-Philippe Côté, Director,
      Public Affairs and Government Relations, (514) 394-2386,