USO of North Carolina appoints Domtar Corp. executive to Board of Directors

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Michael D. Garcia joins the USO of North Carolina Board of Directors to help strengthen our military

Charlotte, NC - Five years after joining the United States Army, Michael D.Garcia transitioned from military to civilian life and has since traveled the world in a number of business positions. Today, as the president of Domtar’s pulp and paper division, Garcia joins the USO of North Carolina’s Board of Directors to support those who follow in his footsteps. The USO of North Carolina is a nonprofit organization strengthening America’s service members by connecting them to family, home and country.

Garcia will serve as an at-large board member for the organization, supporting its efforts not only in the Piedmont Area, but also throughout North Carolina. The USO of NC Board of Directors provides advice regarding the management of the organization, assists with local fundraising and programs, and acts as a community information network.

“I am honored to work with the USO of North Carolina” said Garcia. “It’s especially meaningful to me, as a fellow veteran, in helping aid troops with vital support services and essential programs for military families.”

Garcia joined Domtar, a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packing papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products, in May of 2014. Domtar also supports the USO of North Carolina through donations of paper products, employee volunteering and more. Domtar’s support allows the USO of NC to use critical dollars directly for programs serving our men and women in uniform.

“Mike Garcia joins the USO of North Carolina with a great breadth of experience. As a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he understands the sacrifices of our brave men and women in uniform,” said John Falkenbury, president and CEO of the USO of North Carolina. “His professional experience at Domtar and throughout his professional career will provide great value and oversight to our efforts supporting service members and military families.”

The USO of North Carolina supports the fourth largest military population in the U.S. through life-changing and even life-saving programs offered at 11 locations across the state. The organization stands by the side of our service members from the time that they enter the military through their transition to successful veteran status.

To learn more about the USO of North Carolina or its board of directors, visit uso-nc.org.

ABOUT THE USO OF NORTH CAROLINA

The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S. through critical education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state, resulting in nearly 600,000 service connections each year. For more information, visit uso-nc.org.

ABOUT DOMTAR

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

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