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Original Press Release

Sappi North America Announces Somerset 9pt Gloss

Press release date: Jun 21, 2017

New product offering continues company's commitment to quality with added cost savings

BOSTON, June 21, 2017 - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the addition of Somerset 9 point (9pt) Gloss to its Somerset product line. The new line, made at its Somerset mill, will offer an eight percent yield advantage over competitive 9pt grades and increased cost savings for customers.

Through continued investment and innovation, Sappi now offers some of the lightest basis weights in the business for 7 and 9pt without sacrificing surface quality. For over 30 years, the Somerset Mill has produced products with superior stiffness, press runnability, and consistency. Another high-performance attribute is the minimum basis weight variability due to the mill's superior on-line process. With these factors combined, Somerset paper is engineered for the long run.

"We're excited to launch this performance product line at a time when brands are looking for efficient and effective ways to communicate their messages through print, at a lower cost," said Rick Skoglund, Vice President, Coated Business, Sappi North America. "Somerset 9pt Gloss is the ideal solution for a print catalog, direct mail piece or other marketing project that could benefit from the strength, consistency and vibrancy that all our Somerset products offer. We believe the yield advantage of the new product will allow our customers to continue making an impact with print at a lower cost."

Somerset 9pt is available now. To place an order, please contact your Sappi representative or call 800-882-4332.

To learn more about Somerset, please visit https://www.sappi.com/somerset.

About Sappi North America

Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast, PolyEX, Classics and Neoterix lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labeling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at: www.sappi.com.

SOURCE Sappi North America

CONTACT:

Olga Karagiannis,

Sappi North America,

+1 617-423-5409,

Olga.karagiannis@sappi.com;

Web Site: http://www.sappi.com