Wausau Paper Declares Dividend

MOSINEE, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 17, 2008–Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.085 per share on its common stock.

The dividend is payable May 15, 2008, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 1.

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.

Safe Harbor under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The matters discussed in this news release concerning the company’s future performance or anticipated financial results are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. Among other things, these risks and uncertainties include the strength of the economy and demand for paper products, increases in raw material and energy prices, manufacturing problems at company facilities, and other risks and assumptions described under “Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” in Item 7 and in Item 1A of the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. The company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

      CONTACT: Wausau Paper              Investor and Media Contact:              Perry Grueber, 715-692-2056              Director Investor Relations              EMAIL: pgrueber@wausaupaper.com              FAX: 715/692-2020      SOURCE: Wausau Paper