News Releases

    • AbitibiBowater reschedules release of fourth quarter and full year 2007 results
          ABH (TSX, NYSE)
          MONTREAL, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - AbitibiBowater Inc. today announced that
      it will reschedule the release of its financial results for the fourth quarter
      and full year ended December 31, 2007 and the associated conference call until
      February 28, 2008.
          The Company is taking additional time to finalize its results as they
      represent the first period of combined operations of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
      and Bowater Incorporated since the completion of their combination in the
      fourth quarter of 2007.
          The Company was originally scheduled to issue its fourth quarter results
      and host a conference call on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
          Management will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results
      at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, February 28, 2008. The conference call number is
      1-866-898-9626 or 514-868-1042. A webcast of the call will be available at Interested parties may follow the on-screen
      instructions for access to the webcast and related information. A replay of
      the call will be available on AbitibiBowater's website.
          About AbitibiBowater
          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. Following the required
      divestiture agreed to with the U.S. Department of Justice, AbitibiBowater will
      own or operate 27 pulp and paper facilities and 35 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 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: For Investors: Duane Owens, Vice President and
      Treasurer, (864) 282-9488; For Media: Seth Kursman, Vice President,
      Communications and Government Affairs, (514) 394-2398,