VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 17, 2020 - Canfor announced today it has reached multi-year $30-million agreements with Peak Renewables involving the sale of the Company's forest tenure in the Fort Nelson region of British Columbia.
The transactions are subject to customary closing conditions, including approval from the BC Minister of Forests. Closing is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2021.
The agreements follow Peak Renewables' purchase of Canfor's Fort Nelson mill assets in the third quarter of 2020.
"I am pleased to have reached an agreement to sell our Fort Nelson tenure to Peak Renewables, a company that is committed to developing a long term plan to rejuvenate the forest industry in the region," said Don Kayne, President and CEO, Canfor.
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Canfor is a leading integrated forest products company based in Vancouver, British Columbia ("BC") with interests in BC, Alberta, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Arkansas, as well as in Sweden with its majority acquisition of Vida Group. Canfor produces primarily softwood lumber and also owns a 54.8% interest in Canfor Pulp Products Inc., which is one of the largest global producers of market Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp and a leading producer of high performance kraft paper. Canfor shares are traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CFP. For more information visit canfor.com.
Source: Canfor Corporation