Sub-Flooring is made of environmentally responsible material.

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Manufactured using fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests, Pinnacle sub-flooring offers choice of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Chain of Custody Certified Wood. Product contains no added urea formaldehyde resins and supports green building initiatives without compromising on performance or strength. With it, builders can achieve rating levels in green building programs such as USGBC® LEED® and ANSI NGBS®.



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Norbord Introduces Pinnacle, the First Premium Sub-Flooring Available in Either FSC® or SFI® Chain of Custody Certification



New Premium Sub-Floor Panel is Durable, Efficient and Priced to Meet Builders' Needs

TORONTO, May 6 -- Norbord Inc. (TSX: NBD) today announced the launch of its new Pinnacle Premium sub-flooring. Pinnacle is the first premium sub-flooring available in North America to offer the choice of either Forest Stewardship Council(R) (FSC(R)) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI(R)) Chain of Custody Certified Wood.

Manufactured using fibre harvested from responsibly managed forests, Pinnacle is strong, durable and comes with a 100-day, no-sand guarantee. Backed by a 50-year limited warranty, Pinnacle provides ongoing value to the builder and homeowner. In addition, Pinnacle can help builders achieve the rating levels in green building programs such as the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC(R)) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(R) (LEED(R)) and the ANSI(R) National Green Building Standard(R) (NGBS(R)). Pinnacle contains no added urea formaldehyde resins and will be manufactured in numerous plant locations to serve the market with regionally available product.

"Our Pinnacle Premium sub-flooring product represents real value for today's builders," said Mike Dawson, Norbord's Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Logistics. "Pinnacle is engineered to offer builders a sub-flooring product that supports their green building initiatives without compromising on performance, strength, or cost. It is another great example of Norbord's commitment to providing builders with solutions to help them grow their businesses."

Norbord will be introducing Pinnacle at the 11th Annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB(R)) Green Building Conference in Dallas, May 9 -10 (booth #246).

FSC Cert # SGS-COC-003649
@ 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.
SFI PEFC CoC # SGS-PEFC/COC-55094

Norbord Profile

Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of $1.1 billion, employing approximately 2,700 people at 15 plant locations in the United States, Europe and Canada. Norbord is one of the world's largest producers of oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard (MDF), hardwood plywood and related value-added products. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NBD.

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