Global Forest and Paper Industry: Net Earnings Summary — Three months ended September 30, 2015

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This Net Earnings Summary has been prepared by PwC based on financial statements and other sources issued by the selected companies. Earnings are reported in regional currencies, as noted.

Canada

Third quarter 2015 net earnings reported by the major Canadian forest products companies were mixed. Western Canadian based companies reporting overall higher net earnings compared to the second quarter of 2015, but lower than the third quarter of 2014. Eastern Canadian based companies overall third quarter net losses were slightly greater than the second quarter of 2015, but a significant improvement compared to the third quarter of 2014.

Western Canada

Western Canadian based companies posted net earnings of $52.3 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared to net earnings of $18.1 million in the second quarter of 2015 and net earnings of $206.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Eastern Canada

Eastern Canadian based companies posted net losses of $29.7 million in the quarter, compared to net losses of $25.2 million in the second quarter of 2015 and losses of $193.9 million in the third quarter of 2014.

United States

Nine of the largest US-based forest and paper companies reported net earnings of US $1.31 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up from earnings of US $519.8 million in the second quarter of 2015, but down from earnings of $2.79 billion in the third quarter of 2014.

Europe

Ten of the largest European based forest and paper companies reported net earnings of € 813.9 million for the third quarter of 2015, up from € 751.0 million in the second quarter of 2015, but down from €922.2 million reported in the third quarter of 2014.

Japan

Six of the largest forest and paper companies in Japan posted net earnings of US $177.5 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared to earnings of US $367.4 million in the second quarter of 2015 and earnings of US $ 514.2 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Emerging Markets

In the Emerging Markets regions, five of the largest forest and paper companies reported net losses of US $ 312.4 million, compared to net earnings of $485.8 million in the second quarter of 2015 and net losses of $197.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

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