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Conifex Temporarily Curtailing Fort St. James and Mackenzie Operations in Q2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conifex Timber Inc. (CFF.TO) (“Conifex”) announced today that commencing May 6, 2019, it is temporarily curtailing operations at its Fort St. James, British Columbia sawmill for four weeks and its Mackenzie, British Columbia sawmill for three weeks, due primarily to continued high log costs and lumber market conditions. 

The temporary curtailment is expected to reduce Conifex’s British Columbia lumber output by approximately 24 million board feet. 

For further information, please contact:

Media Contact:
Sandy Ferguson
VP Corporate Affairs and Business Development
(778) 385-2750,
Sandy.ferguson@conifex.com
Investor Contact: Yuri Lewis
Chief Financial Officer
(778)-331-8687
yuri.lewis@conifex.com

About Conifex Timber Inc.

Conifex and its subsidiaries' primary business currently includes timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips, and value added lumber finishing and distribution. Conifex's lumber products are sold in the United States, Chinese, Canadian and Japanese markets. Conifex has expanded its operations to include bioenergy production following the commencement of commercial operations of its power generation facility at Mackenzie, BC.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking statements”, including statements about Conifex’s future lumber production, the expected timing thereof, the impact of the same on its current workforce and ongoing operations at Fort St. James and Mackenzie. Forward-looking statements are statements that address or discuss activities, events or developments that Conifex expects or anticipates may occur in the future. When used in this news release, words such as “estimates”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “projects”, “will”, “believes”, “intends” “should”, “could”, “may” and other similar terminology are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations and beliefs of Conifex's management. Because forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, actual results, performance or achievements of Conifex and its industry may be materially different from those implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant uncertainties, should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be an accurate indication of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including lumber price volatility, lumber market conditions, log costs, log quality and availability and other risks described in Conifex's 2018 AIF, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Accordingly, readers should exercise caution in relying upon forward-looking statements and Conifex undertakes no obligation to publicly revise them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.