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GEORGIA-PACIFIC DONATES BUILDING MATERIALS TO HISTORIC PETERSBURG FOUNDATION

 ATLANTA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: GP) today donated a tractor-trailer load of plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) to the Historic Petersburg Foundation.
 The materials will be used to repair damaged historic buildings located in Petersburg, Va.
 Friday, Aug. 6, a tornado devastated much of the Old Towne Historic District, Pocahontas Island and portions of the Folly Castle Historic District in Petersburg, causing the loss of part of America's history. Roofs were blown off, chimneys and brick walls fell and windows were blown out, leaving the buildings exposed to the elements and in danger of collapsing. These areas contained many buildings constructed during the 18th and 19th century, some of which survived the fire of 1815. The building materials being donated by Georgia-Pacific will be used for the Stabilization and restoration of these properties. "The Historic Petersburg Foundation is very concerned about the future of these buildings and wants to ensure that they are renovated with superior craftsmanship and quality products, such as Georgia-Pacific plywood and OSB," said Karen Graham, vice president, Historic Petersburg Foundation.
 Georgia-Pacific's donated plywood and OSB will be used to meet the immediate need for roof and wall sheathing to prevent further structural damage, Graham said.
 The materials donated by Georgia-Pacific are made in Virginia at the company's Emporia plywood plant and its Skippers OSB facility.
 "We are pleased to help with the repair of buildings in one of our nation's finest historic cities," said Donald L. Glass, Georgia- Pacific's senior vice president - building products manufacturing and sales.
 The Historic Petersburg Foundation was founded in 1967. The Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings within the city.
 Georgia-Pacific Corp. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of pulp, paper and building products, and employs about 52,000 people at approximately 500 facilities. The company manages more than 6 million acres of timberlands in the United States and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Lane Dobbins, 404-220-8526, or John Buchholz, 404-220-6098, both of Georgia-Pacific/
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