02/16/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2017 19:20
Suite 800 - 1055 West Georgia Street Royal Centre, PO Box 11122 Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6E 3P3 Telephone: 604-648-4500
The dividend will return a portion of the Company's net cash to shareholders, after taking into consideration the Company's liquidity and ongoing capital needs. The Board of Directors will review the amount of the dividend on a quarterly basis. This dividend qualifies as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes.
Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company and is the largest coastal British Columbia woodland operator and lumber producer. The Company has an annual available harvest of approximately 6.1 million cubic metres of timber, of which approximately 5.9 million cubic metres is from Crown lands. Western has a lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from seven sawmills and one remanufacturing plant. Principal activities conducted by the Company include timber harvesting, reforestation, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips, and value-added remanufacturing. Substantially all of Western's operations, employees and corporate facilities are located in the coastal region of British Columbia, with sales worldwide.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (604) 648-4500