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BOWATER ELECTS JAMES WHITE DIRECTOR

 DARIEN, Conn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Bowater Incorporated (NYSE: BOW) today elected James White, 55, former chairman and chief executive officer of Bunzl plc, London, a director to fill the unexpired term of The Earl of Carrick.
 White currently is the non-executive chairman of Ashley Group plc, London (European Retailing). He joined Bunzl plc, a U.K. manufacturer and distributor of paper, plastics and packaging, as joint managing director in 1980. He was appointed chief executive officer in 1982 and chairman and chief executive officer in 1988. He resigned from Bunzl plc in 1990 and, in addition to Bowater Incorporated, now serves as a non-executive director of Smithkline-Beecham plc (pharmaceuticals), Redland plc (building supplies), and other U.K. based companies engaged in automotive and aerospace products. Although he became a Chartered Accountant in 1960, most of his industrial career has been spent in marketing, sales and general management.
 Lord Carrick, 61, who died in September 1992, had been a director of Bowater Incorporated and its predecessor companies since 1972 and at the time of his death was serving a three-year term which will expire at the annual meeting of the company in the spring of 1994.
 Bowater Incorporated is a major manufacturer of newsprint, lightweight coated and uncoated groundwood publication papers, market pulp, lumber and a large converter of communication papers for computer forms and other business applications.
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