Wausau Paper Featured in ”Business & Beyond” Television Series

MOSINEE, Wis–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 9, 2006–Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) today announced that it is featured in the Platinum Television Group’s educational series, Business & Beyond. In programs that air in major television markets during March, Business & Beyond calls attention to Wausau Paper in a segment on “Certified Green Seal Recipients,” part of its Models of Excellence feature.

Highlighted in the series is Wausau Paper’s innovative and highly successful line of EcoSoft(TM) Green Seal(R) Towel & Tissue products. Made from 100% recycled paper and meeting Green Seal’s strict environmental standards, EcoSoft(TM) Green Seal(R) products are sold to customers serving the expanding “away-from-home” towel and tissue market.

“We are very excited about the Platinum Television Group featuring our EcoSoft(TM) Green Seal(R) product line as part of its educational series,” said Thomas J. Howatt, president and CEO. “Facility and property managers increasingly are incorporating environmental considerations in decisions about which products to buy. Through continued environmental education and awareness, we hope to further promote the use of environmentally preferable products in the business community.”

Platinum Television Group’s Business & Beyond segment featuring Wausau Paper is scheduled to air nationally on CNBC and National Geographic, and also regionally in 50 local markets. Viewers can access the latest airing schedules by visiting www.platinumtelevision.com and selecting “airing schedules” for Business & Beyond.

Wausau Paper produces fine printing and writing papers, technical specialty papers, and “away-from-home” towel and tissue products. Green Seal(R) is a registered trademark of Green Seal, Inc., in Washington D.C., and is used by permission.

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 in Item 1 of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

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