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28/03/2014
Klabin reduced its water consumption by 54% over the last three years in Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina

The unit reached a level of 28 m³ of water for each ton of packaging paper produced

To Klabin, environmental preservation is a priority and an integral part of the company’s management practices and the day-to-plant activities of its production facilities. And water, given its importance to the pulp and paper production process, had to be included in the company’s major environmental initiatives.

Each Klabin plant has its own targets for reducing water consumption, and the company works year after year to reduce its indicators even further. One example is the effort being made in the state of Santa Catarina that has become an international reference in the area. The Otacílio Costa Unit, which is located 223 km from Florianópolis, the state capital of Santa Catarina, reached the level of 28 m³ of water consumed for each ton of packaging paper produced, which represents a reduction of 54% from 2009.

To achieve this result, the company invested R$2 million. Klabin acquired equipment to implement a closed water cycle, administers regular training programs on the topic and implemented water cooling towers with capacity of 1,500 m³/h.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

 

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19/03/2014
Klabin unveils Cornerstone and presents Project of the New Mill in Ortigueira

Present at the event were the Governor of the State, Beto Richa, local authorities and company executives and board members

Klabin held a ceremony on this Wednesday afternoon the 19th to unveil the Cornerstone of the company’s new pulp mill, the Puma Project. The mill, forecast for inauguration in 2016, will receive investments of R$ 5.8 billion, excluding forestry assets, improvements to infrastructure and taxes.

The event, held on the project worksite, assembled 600 guests, including mayors and authorities from 12 municipalities and the Governor of the State of Parana, Beto Richa who stressed the importance of the investment for the region. “This enterprise of Klabin is a milestone for the new Parana. It is the biggest private investment in the history of our State, which came into being through good dialogue between the company and the state government”, he pointed out. “Besides its economic importance, the differential of this new mill is its support for the development of an important region of Parana. 12 towns will be getting direct positive impacts, with generation of taxes and job opportunities.”

For Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin, “this is the beginning of a new growth cycle for the company, which will double its volume of production in three years. This mill is being built to be one of the most productive in the world.” The executive also drew attention to the historical importance of the new mill. “Klabin has 115 years of history and 80 years in Parana and still has a lot of energy to take on a project of this size.”

During the ceremony, Pedro Piva, a member of Klabin’s Board of Administration, received the Title of Honorary Citizen of Telêmaco Borba. The tribute was given by the Municipal Council and made reference to the company’s history in the Town. “The first generation of the Klabin family founded the company, the second generation built Monte Alegre and the third generation is building the Puma Project.”

In her speech, the mayoress Lourdes Banach, said that Ortigueira is privileged to receive an enterprise of this size which marks the beginning of a new era. “The population is anxiously waiting and prepared for this new moment” she stated.

Development Opportunity
With the new mill, infrastructure works will be carried out and there will be an increase of economic and social opportunities, income generation, professional training and a boost to tax collection, contributing to regional development.

Sharing of ICMS
An agreement signed between the State Government, Klabin and municipalities of the region decided that the ICMS tax arising from the new mill’s operations should be split between the twelve municipalities.
Ortigueira will get 50% of this tax and the other 50% will be shared between Cândido de Abreu, Congonhinhas, Curiúva, Imbaú, Reserva, Rio Branco do Ivaí, São Jerônimo da Serra, Sapopema, Telêmaco Borba, Tibagi and Ventania. This division will be based on criteria such as the population and the social development rate of each municipality.

Job Creation
Around 85% of the workers currently employed (earth-moving stage) in the Puma Project come from municipalities in the neighborhood of the enterprise.

At the peak of construction, it is estimated that 8.5 thousand people will be working on the site. When it is running, the new plant will have 1.4 thousand job positions between mill and forest.

Training
In order to offer the region’s residents more opportunities, Klabin has backed training and qualification through free courses, offered in partnership with the Secretary of Labor and Pronatec (National Program of Access to Technical Training and Employment).
Since April 2013, over 400 students from Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba graduated in various areas. Fresh classes should be opened throughout this year.

Improvements to regional Infrastructure
In May 2013, a protocol of intent was signed between the Government of the State of Parana and Klabin for investments in regional public infrastructure. Among the forecast works are construction of a branch rail line; transmission lines and about 100 kilometers of roadworks, such as paving the roads of Campina and Minuano; improvements to the Strategic Highway and construction of a new road on the right bank of the Tibagi River.

Energy Efficiency
The mill in Ortigueira will be self-sufficient in generating electrical power, with production of 270MW of energy. Of this total, it is expected that 120MW will be used for its own consumption by Klabin and the surplus 150MW - enough energy to supply a city of half a million inhabitants, like Londrina (PR) - will be made available to the Brazilian grid system. Consequently, all the energy produced by Klabin will be clean, coming from renewable sources and without burning fossil fuels.

Competitiveness
Of the total of forests planted with pine and eucalyptus, 107 mil hectares will be to assure wood supply for the new mill. The average radius between forests and the plant is 72km, which guarantees competitiveness and low transport cost for the wood. Part of the production will be shipped by rail to the port of Paranagua.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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13/03/2014
Klabin holds Annual General Shutdown at Correia Pinto Plant

Action is intended to assure the proper functioning of the mill

Between the 18th and 27th of March, Klabin’s Correia Pinto Plant (SC) will be holding its Annual General Shutdown, a compulsory procedure which involves interrupting paper production and is intended to guarantee that all necessary maintenance for the mill to function properly is carried out with quality and safety. This is common practice in the pulp and paper sector and occurs annually in the company’s plants.

During these 10 days, around 66 contractors and 1,347 temporary workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Inspection of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process controls are among the principal activities planned. This number of temporary workers demands logistics and infrastructure which include transportation, lodgings and meals among other items which drive and stimulate the economy of the town of Correia Pinto and the region. Added to these are other benefits, such as the taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars restaurants and shops, as well as services to support the workers staying in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, variations in odors and noise coming from the mill – especially on the 18th and 19th, at the beginning of the Shutdown, and on the 26th and 27th, at the startup of machine operations – may be noticed by the community. It is important to note that these alterations do not cause any harm to people’s health, nor to the environment.

Klabin is making an exclusive channel available to attend the community which will be operable 24 hours a day. In case of doubts concerning any of Klabin’s activities, the community may call the telephone number 0800 721 002 28.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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11/03/2014
Klabin will donate 26 thousand boxes and 100 thousand paper sacks to the 2014 Warm Clothing Campaign

For the third year running, the company will supply corrugated boxes and paper sacks to distribute donations to beneficiaries

Klabin will be responsible for the donation of 26 thousand corrugated boxes, which will be used throughout the State of São Paulo to collect items of clothing for the 2014 Warm Clothing Campaign, promoted by FUSSESP (Social Fund for Solidarity of the State of São Paulo).

For the third year running, the company will also supply paper sacks to distribute the donations to beneficiaries. With this, the company remains the Campaign’s biggest partner.

Klabin has supported the Warm Clothing Campaign for over ten years. The corrugated boxes and paper sacks which will be donated, like all of Klabin’s paper and packaging, are 100% recyclable and biodegradable, produced from raw materials coming from certified planted forests.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

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25/02/2014
Klabin invests R$ 13.3 million in social projects in 2013

Funds were allocated to all the Brazilian towns in which the company operates

Klabin, whose pillars of action include investment in socioenvironmental initiatives, ended the year of 2013 with a total of R$ 13.3 million invested in social projects. The funds were allocated to all 13 towns where Klabin runs manufacturing plants in Brazil, and consisted of actions in the sectors of culture, social welfare, health, education, sports and environment.

The company invested in over 160 projects. One of these is the Lutherie Project, run by the IFPR (Federal Institute of Parana), the goal of which is to prepare technical professionals in the field of music, by offering courses to make string instruments from wood.

In the area of social welfare, the company signed a partnership with the Marfrig Institute to back the establishment of ten centers for activities promoting volunteer work and concepts of citizenship among children and youngsters (between 6 and 16 years of age). There, students will be able to perform recreational, educational tasks outside classroom hours. In addition to these, the company donated over 25 thousand corrugated boxes and 100 thousand carry bags during the Warm Clothing Campaign in São Paulo.

Where projects with an environmental focus are concerned, Klabin can be found in a number of regions through the Caiubi Project, which disseminates ecological awareness among teachers and students from towns in Santa Catarina and Parana. Another especially noteworthy project is the Guardians of Nature, in which the company, in conjunction with the Environmental Police of Parana and Santa Catarina, promulgates concepts of environmental preservation and citizenship to students in the public school system.

The company is also partner with a number of schools throughout Brazil and maintains social welfare associations, such as the Marquês de Salamanca Institute in Rio de Janeiro, which promote citizenship and education for children among the residents of the Santa Teresa community.

For 2014, Klabin intends to expand its actions to develop the communities where it is operating, placing special emphasis on its major initiatives and keeping an eye open for new investment opportunities.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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17/01/2014
Klabin reduces CO2 emissions in its plants by 61%

Company also announces the rates achieved in the reduction of water and fuel consumption

Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, Klabin is continually investing in projects to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment. As a result of work performed in all its manufacturing plants, the company has ended recent years with excellent rates.

Between 2004 and 2012, the company reduced Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in emissions of CO² equivalent per ton of paper produced by 61%. The company has also reduced consumption of fuel oil in the last five years. Approximately 57 thousand tons/year have been reduced – or the equivalent of 171 thousand tons less of CO² per year dispersed into the atmosphere.

In water consumption, one of the company’s best rates is at the Otacilio Costa Plant, in Santa Catarina, which in 2013 used less than 28 cubic meters of water for each ton of paper produced. This rate is one of the best for the sector and was achieved after a project to optimize refrigerate the water from the production process was introduced.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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08/01/2014
Klabin adheres to Level 2 corporate governance

Klabin finalizes issue of debentures and adheres to Level 2 corporate governance

Klabin announces that it has concluded the issue of debentures compulsorily convertible into company shares, there by raising a total amount of R$ 1.7 billion. With this, the company is of the opinion that it has successfully capitalized the Puma Project – the new pulp mill in Parana. The new Company Bylaws have also been brought into effect which, together with other alterations, enable Klabin to adhere to the special segment of Level 2 listing on the BM&FBOVESPA,with higher standards of corporate governance. The company’s stock will henceforth be traded at Level 2, as of the 9th of January.

The company furthermore informs that it will be implementing a program to issue stock deposit certificates (“Units) consisting of one common share and four preferred shares. Trading of the Units will begin on the 10th of January.
Klabin’s new pulp mill will require total investments to the order of R$ 5.8 billion, excluding forest assets, improvements to infrastructure and taxes. Installed in the town of Ortigueira and forecast for inauguration in the first quarter of 2016, the new plant will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons, of which 1.1 million tons of short fiber and 400 thousand tons of long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp. With this, Klabin’s production capacity will double in three years.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment.
In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE).
Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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19/12/2013
Klabin’s Decolar Project has reached 10 thousand people in Telemaco Borba in 2013

The winner was the Presidente Castelo Branco Municipal School, which won a special party for its 247 students

Designed to disseminate a culture of safety in the neighborhoods located near the town's airport, the Decolar Project, run by Klabin, presented a challenge to five schools from the region. The students would have to approach people from the community and pass on the safety instructions which they had learned in the classroom. Overall, the initiative affected 10 thousand residents in 2013, or approximately 14% of the town's population.

The winning school was the Presidente Castelo Branco Municipal School, which won a special party for its 247 students, with several entertainment attractions.

Involving children between 7 and 10 years old, who are known as “pilots”, the Decolar Project is run by Klabin with the backing of the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba, of the Army and of the Military Police and its objective is to maximize a culture of safety around the town's airport, protecting the people who live in the area and helping to preserve property.

Final Results for 2013
1st place: Presidente Castelo Branco Municipal School
2nd place: Profª Juventina Betim da Silva Municipal School
3rd place: Gonçalves Ledo Municipal School
4th place: São Silvestre Municipal School
5th place: Paulo Freire Municipal School

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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13/12/2013
Klabin holds a speech-presentation with Carlos Hilsdorf

During the meeting, which was attended by 230 people, the economist gave a speech entitled “Reaching Beyond Limits and Implementing Solutions”

To commemorate the 10 years of Klabin´s Integrated Management System and its Superar Program, Klabin held an event on Thursday the 12th at the ACIL (Lages' Business Association) for employees from the Correia Pinto and Otacilio Costa Plants and their guests. During the meeting, which was attended by 230 people, the economist Carlos Hilsdorf gave a speech “Reaching Beyond Limits and Implementing Solutions”, the main purpose of which was to stress the importance of overcoming obstacles and introducing systems in an efficient and innovative way.

Acknowledged with the “Corporate Merit” award, presented by the Brazilian Academy of Arts, Culture and History, Carlos Hilsdorf is currently considered to be one of Brazil´s most important lecturers.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com



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05/12/2013
Klabin presents 2013 Christmas Carols at the Ikape Hotel

Presentation will be given by Klabin’s Singing Girls Choir

Klabin will be presenting the 2013 Christmas Carols on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December, at 8.30pm. The Klabin’s Singing Girls’ Choir presentation, which will be held at the Ikape Hotel, will keep to the true Christmas traditions, with songs such as Jingle Bells, Christmas Night and Christmas Joy, among others.

The purpose of the show, which will be open to the public with free admission, is to present the result of activities carried out during the year by members of the program to their relatives and to the local community.

Klabin’s Singing Girls’ Choir is comprised of girls between 7 and 17 years of age, daughters of employees at the Monte Alegre Plant (PR) and youngsters from the community. The project provides an opportunity to come into contact with music, musical theory, rhythm and vocal techniques besides developing a spirit of comradeship.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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30/11/2013
Shareholders approve conditions for capitalizing the biggest investment in Klabin’s history

With this approval, company makes headway raising funds for construction of new pulp mill in Parana and ensures its advancement to Level 2 of governance on the BM&FBovespa; Board of Administration of the company, on this same date, approved an issue of mandatory convertible debentures to the total amount of R$ 1.7 billion

In an Extraordinary General Assembly and a Special Assembly for Holders of Preferred Stock, held this Thursday, the shareholders of Klabin approved the proposals required to make the capitalization of the company successful for construction of the new pulp mill in Parana, the Puma Project.

Among the issues voted, the most significant was modification of Klabin’s By-laws to meet the requirements of Level 2 regulations by the BM&FBovespa, with higher corporate governance standards. Furthermore, as of now, the preferred stock holders will be able to count on 100% Tag Along. This mechanism will ensure greater alignment between potential investors, shareholders and other stakeholders.

With the decision of both assemblies, Klabin’s Board of Administration approved the issue of debentures to the total amount of R$ 1.7 billion on this same date. Klabin has already signed a contract with investors, moving ahead in the fund-raising process for the construction of the new plant.

“This is the beginning of a new cycle of growth for Klabin, which will enable the company to double its production volume in three years. It is Klabin’s biggest investment in its 115-year history”, points out Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin.

Puma Project

The Puma Project will demand total investments of R$5.8 billion, not including forest assets, improvements to infrastructure and taxes. Inauguration of the new plant, installed in the town of Ortigueira (PR), is forecast for the first quarter of 2016.

With the new plant, Klabin’s production capacity will double in three years. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons, of which 1.1 million tons in short fiber and 400 thousand tons in long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp.

Fluff pulp, used mainly in the manufacture of diapers and absorbents, will be to supply the domestic market, which imports this raw material today. The short and long fiber pulp will be principally destined for the export market. The proposed product mix will allow operations to meet market demands by focusing on consumer products, thus incurring less volatility, generating stable cash flow and sales of products with higher margins.

The plant will be self-sufficient in electrical power generation, with the production of 260 MW of energy. Of this total, 110 MW are expected to be consumed by Klabin itself and the remaining 150 MW – enough power to supply a town of half a million inhabitants, like Londrina (PR) – will be offered to the Brazilian electrical grid system.

Of the total of pine and eucalyptus-planted forests, 107 thousand hectares will be dedicated to guaranteeing wood-supply for the new mill. The average radius of forest to plant is 74 km, which means wood transportation is both low-cost and competitive. Part of the production will be shipped by rail to the port of Paranagua.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

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29/11/2013
For the first time Klabin will be included in the BM&FBovespa’s Sustainability Index

Index is comprised of companies which have excelled the most in their commitment to sustainability

For the first time, Klabin has been included in the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) of BM&FBovespa. This new ranking, which will take effect between January 6th 2014 and January 2nd 2015, consists of 51 shares from 40 companies which excelled on account of their high degree of commitment to the sustainability of business and the country.

“This achievement bears witness to our historical commitment to sustainable development. For Klabin, sustainability is to be found throughout our value chain, from our differentiated forest base to the relationship with our partners, allowing us to offer quality products. We are pioneers in the most advanced certifications of the sector and now we can also boast this recognition from the market”, asserts Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin.

The selected companies represent 18 sectors and have a total market value of R$ 1.14 trillion, equivalent to 47.16% of the total value of companies with shares traded on the stock exchange up till the 26th of November 2013. They are chosen based on criteria established by EAESP-FGV (Business Administration School of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation).

About the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index)

The ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) was created in December of 2005 by the Stock Exchange and seeks to make a comprehensive appraisal of the many different aspects of sustainability. Its goals are to serve as a catalyst of good practices in the Brazilian corporate environment and to be a benchmark for socially responsible investment.
The Council of ISE is presided over by BM&FBOVESPA and by market associations.About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

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Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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28/11/2013
Klabin and Environmental Police celebrate graduation of the 2nd Class of Environmental Guards in Correia Pinto

After participating in the course given by the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina, students take part in a two-day camp

Klabin supports the training by the Environmental Guards Program, given in conjunction with the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina. The goal of the program is to get the students to disseminate concepts of environmental preservation, helping the community and acting as ecological custodians. Present at the event, held at Correia Pinto’s Events Center on the 27th of November, were representatives from Klabin and authorities from City Hall and the Environmental Police.

The graduates, students from the system of public and private schools, received 180 hours of classes given by the Environmental Military Police on environmental preservation, pollution - of the air, water and soil – and recycling and they learned in practice how to look after nature. At the end of the course, they took part in a two-day camp. During this activity, they were given day and night classes to stimulate their senses – hearing, sight, smell and touch – teamwork, leadership and also instructions on first aid and on fire prevention by the Fire Brigade.

The Environmental Guards Program is an initiative of the Environmental Military Police and the result of important partnerships with City Hall, through its Municipal Secretary of Education, and Klabin and over 490 adolescents from the mountain region of Santa Catarina have been benefited by it.About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations

Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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27/11/2013
Klabin donates bus adapted for the APAE of Lages

The donation is part of a series of social investments which Klabin is making in the towns where it operates

Klabin made a donation this Wednesday afternoon, 27/11, of a bus specially adapted to transport children with special needs (mentally or physically handicapped) to the Association of Parents and Friends of Those with Special Needs (APAE).

The vehicle was handed over at the association’s head offices, in the presence of Klabin’s People and Management Coordinator at Klabin’s Lages I and II Plants, Rita de Cassia Assunção, of the company’s Product Development Manager, Aluisio Ramos Guedes, of the President of APAE in Lages, Leoclides Manfredi and of the director of APAE, Vera Silveira da Silva.

The bus was completely adapted to comply with the norms of ABNT and is equipped with every item to ensure the passengers’ comfort and safety. Among the principal differentials are an extendable access ramp and an elevator platform which assist getting into the vehicle and a transfer chair to move the handicapped person to his final seat.

The donation is part of a series of social investments which Klabin is making in the towns where it operates and is supported by the BNDES (National Bank of Social and Economic Development (BNDES).

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations

Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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21/11/2013
Klabin holds “VI Cultural Exhibition of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program” at the Casa da Cultura

Event, which will be open to the public, will be held on the 28th of November, at 8pm

Klabin will hold the VI edition of the Cultural Exhibition of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program, on the 28th of November at 8pm at the Casa da Cultura. The event will include presentations of contemporary dance and capoeira by the children and adolescents, members of the Program. This year’s theme will be a journey through Broadway, with dances and styles which have marked decades of the most famous musical show circuit in the world.

The purpose of the presentation, which will be open to the public with free admission, is to show the results of activities performed during the year by the participants in Klabin’s Passo Certo Program to their relatives and to the local community. There will also be a special participation by Klabin’s Singing Girls.

Created in 2008, the Passo Certo Program consists of contemporary dance and capoeira activities for children of Klabin employees, with ages between 6 and 17 years, and is designed to promote artistic expression and appreciation for Culture and Art, and it also provides participants with autonomy, teamwork, re-establishing and strengthening self-esteem, and thus contributing to the cognitive, emotional and social development of the students.

Agenda:
VI Cultural Exhibition of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program
Date: 28th of November 2013 (Thursday)
Time: at 8pm
Location: Casa da Cultura
Free admission

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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