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AbitibiBowater Canada Inc. - Appointment of Directors and Officers

    AXB (TSX)

    MONTREAL, May 13 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Canada Inc. (TSX: AXB)
today reported that the following individuals have been appointed sole
directors of AbitibiBowater Canada Inc. The Company's Board of Directors also
appointed these individuals as sole officers of AbitibiBowater Canada Inc., in
the positions indicated below:

    Mr. David J. Paterson, as President
    Mr. Alain Grandmont, as Vice President
    Mr. William G. Harvey, as Vice President and Treasurer
    Mr. Pierre Rougeau, as Vice President
    Mr. Jacques P. Vachon, as Vice President and Secretary

    About AbitibiBowater Canada Inc.

    AbitibiBowater Canada Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of AbitibiBowater
Inc. AbitibiBowater Canada Inc.'s exchangeable shares are traded on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AXB and are exchangeable on a
one-for-one basis for shares of AbitibiBowater Inc. common stock.

For further information:
For further information: Investors: Duane Owens, Vice President and
Treasurer, (514) 394-3268,; Media and Others:
Seth Kursman, Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, (514)