Western Forest Products Inc.

02/16/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2017 19:20

Western Confirms Record Date of First Quarter 2017 Dividend

Suite 800 - 1055 West Georgia Street Royal Centre, PO Box 11122 Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V6E 3P3 Telephone: 604-648-4500


Western Forest Products Inc. Confirms Record Date of First Quarter 2017 Dividend

February 16, 2017 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) ("Western" or the "Company") is pleased to confirm that a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share will be paid with respect to the Company's first fiscal quarter of 2017 to shareholders of record as at the close of business on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and will be distributed on or about Friday, March 17, 2017.

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.

About Western Forest Products Inc.

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.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Williams,

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (604) 648-4500