Wausau Paper Announces East Coast Printing & Writing Distribution Center to Begin Operations Next Month

MOSINEE, Wis., Feb 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) announces the opening of an East Coast Printing & Writing distribution center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which was selected for its proximity to key commercial printing markets and the company’s network of merchant distribution partners. Transitional operations begin on March 3 and once fully operational the company’s Overnight and Same-Day delivery service will be available to a growing number of Wausau Paper’s East Coast customers.

“Establishing this distribution center, which will house our entire portfolio of stock brands and grades, emphasizes our commitment to the commercial printing industry, our merchant distribution partners, and retail customers located in the eastern third of the United States. This facility will also allow us to further enhance the high level of service we currently provide East Coast customers through our ‘Think Service’ program,” said Daniel R. Trettin, senior vice president – Printing & Writing.

For over 100 years, Wausau Paper has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality, affordable, uncoated papers for consumers, printers, graphic designers, and converters. From its mill facilities in Brokaw, Wisconsin, and Brainerd, Minnesota, Wausau Paper produces more than 2,000 different stock items from over 400 different types of papers ranging in weight from 20 lb. Writing to 100 lb. Cover in a comprehensive selection of colors, sizes and finishes. Approximately two-thirds of Wausau Paper’s Printing & Writing commercial stocking items contain 30 percent recycled post-consumer fiber and carry the independent Green Seal(TM)-certification. Product is stocked in four regional distribution centers enabling delivery within 24 hours to most locations within the U.S.

Green Seal(TM) is a trademark of Green Seal, Inc., in Washington D.C., and is used by permission.

About Wausau Paper:

Wausau Paper, with record revenues of more than $1.2 billion in fiscal 2007, produces and markets fine printing and writing papers, technical specialty papers, and “away-from-home” towel and tissue products. To learn more about Wausau Paper visit: www.wausaupaper.com.

SOURCE: Wausau Paper

Wausau Paper Perry Grueber, 715-692-2056 Director Investor Relations Fax: 715-692-2020 pgrueber@wausaupaper.com