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GEORGIA-PACIFIC SELECTS VIRGINIA FOR NEW OSB FACILITY

 GEORGIA-PACIFIC SELECTS VIRGINIA FOR NEW OSB FACILITY
 ATLANTA, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: GP) today announced it has negotiated an option on property for construction of an oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing plant near Lynchburg, Va.
 OSB is a sheathing grade product made from strands of wood that are arranged in perpendicular layers and bonded into a panel.
 "The option covers approximately 300 acres of property north of Brookneal in Campbell County," said Davis K. Mortensen, Georgia-Pacific executive vice president - building products. "We are preparing applications for the environmental permits required to build this new facility."
 The Brookneal site will complement G-P's forestry procurement operations already positioned to supply its pulp and paper mill at Big Island, hardwood sawmill at Buena Vista, and will serve to further support other G-P operations in the area, including a particleboard plant at South Boston.
 The Brookneal site is the second OSB facility the company has announced this year. In May, G-P announced plans to build an OSB plant near Mount Hope, W.Va. Site preparation and the environmental permitting process are under way for that site. It is anticipated the Brookneal site will be similar in size and capacity to the new West Virginia operation.
 Georgia-Pacific already operates an OSB plant at Skippers, Va., and annually produces about 1 billion square feet of OSB at four facilities nationwide.
 Georgia-Pacific currently employs 2,000 people, operates 11 production facilities and four distribution centers and maintains more than 100,000 acres of forestlands in Virginia.
 G-P is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of pulp, paper and building products, with approximately 57,000 employees at more than 500 facilities. The company manages more than 6 million acres of timberland in the United States and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Sheila Weidman, 404-521-4732, or Chuck Jones, 404-220-8525, both of Georgia-Pacific/
 (GP) CO: Georgia-Pacific Corporation ST: Georgia, Virginia IN: PAP SU:


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