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GEORGE H. WEYERHAEUSER JR. TO LEAD WEYERHAEUSER CANADA

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- George H. Weyerhaeuser Jr. has been elected executive vice president of Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd., and will succeed David McInnes as president and chief executive officer when McInnes retires later this year, Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) said today.
 In a joint statement, McInnes (also chairman of the board of Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.) and Jack Creighton (president and chief executive officer, Weyerhaeuser Co.) said, "On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to announce the election of George H. Weyerhaeuser Jr. as an officer of Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd. George will become president and chief executive officer, and a director, later this year."
 McInnes has served as president and chief executive officer since 1976. His career in the Canadian forest industry has spanned 40 years -- almost 30 years of it with Weyerhaeuser Canada. Since McInnes joined the company, it has grown from five facilities in British Columbia to 18 facilities across western Canada.
 "Weyerhaeuser Canada's growth in western Canada over the past three decades has been a result of outstanding people, good stewardship on public forest land, and a commitment to local communities," McInnes said. "George Weyerhaeuser Jr. shares these values, and his operational leadership in both pulp and paper and wood products manufacturing will benefit Weyerhaeuser Canada during a period of dynamic change."
 "The appointment of George to his position reinforces the importance of Weyerhaeuser Canada to Weyerhaeuser Co.'s overall success," said Creighton, "When Dave McInnes announced his retirement plans, we set out to find the strongest possible replacement. George has the knowledge and leadership skills to continue Weyerhaeuser Canada's progress."
 A 1976 graduate of Yale University, with a master's degree in Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1986, Weyerhaeuser has most recently served as vice president of manufacturing for Weyerhaeuser Pulp & Paper at corporate headquarters in Federal Way, Wash. In this role, he has been responsible for helping guide a major effort to modernize Weyerhaeuser's pulp and paper facilities. From 1987 to 1990, he served as vice president and mill manager at the company's containerboard mill in Valliant, Okla.
 Weyerhaeuser, 39 years old, joined the company in timberlands operations as a contract logger administrator in 1978. He later worked in the wood products side of the business, including a period as sawmill supervisor at Dierks, Ark. During Weyerhaeuser Co.'s restructuring effort in the late 1980s, Weyerhaeuser participated on a company-wide team which refocused the goals of its timberlands operations.
 According to Creighton, the new president will play a direct role in critical issues such as timber supply, forest stewardship, environmental performance, and representing the company with customers and the public. "George's knowledge and experience in these area ensures a firsthand understanding of Canadian issues, policies and public expectations," Creighton said.
 "As a company, we are focusing on our core forest products businesses," Creighton noted. "George has a mandate to strengthen the alignment of our Canadian operations with other core businesses across geographical boundaries, and also to seek out and respond to new business opportunities in Canada."
 George H. Weyerhaeuser Jr. is a member of one of the founding families of Weyerhaeuser Co. His great-great grandfather, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, was one of Weyerhaeuser Co.'s founders in 1900, and his father George Weyerhaeuser Sr. is current chairman of the board.
 Weyerhaeuser, his wife and two children will move to Canada later this year.
 Weyerhaeuser Canada is the third-largest forest products company in western Canada, with 4,400 employees in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The company produces a range of pulp, paper, lumber, engineered panel products and industrial and consumer chemicals for both Canadian and international markets. Weyerhaeuser Canada accounts for a significant portion of Weyerhaeuser's overall marketing capacity.
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 /CONTACT: David Larsen of Weyerhaeuser Canada, 604-691-2412; or Mike Walters of Weyerhaeuser, 206-924-3423/
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