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1 The Basis for papiNet Global Electronic Standards for Paper & Forest Products Companies and Their Customers

2 Agenda Background papiNet Standard International Paper and Time Inc. Case Study Key Tools for Use of papiNet Opportunities for Involvement Questions and Answers

3 papiNet Is… An international initiative Common electronic document formats for the paper and forest products industry -Designed to facilitate the flow of electronic information between buyers and sellers -With the goal to enable simpler and less expensive business communication

4 papiNet Goals To increase efficiencies in transaction and marketplace activities -Through documented business processes -Through consistent data definitions To ensure that the standards are interoperable -Between trading partners in the paper and forest products industry. -Between trading partners in other industries To provide standards that are open and freely available

5 papiNet Evolution Convergence of three related efforts: -IDEAlliance Formerly the Graphics Communications Association with its publication emphasis and industry standards focus -European Paper Consortium for e-business A consortium of European suppliers cooperating with customers within the industry -AF&PA US trade association for manufacturers of forest, paper and wood products.

6 papiNet - Global Organization papiNet Global Initiative -Chairman - Dan O’Brien, Quebecor World -Vice Chairman – Eric Olofsson, Stora Enso papiNet NA -Chairman: Dan O’Brien, Quebecor World -Vice Chairman: John Balboni, International Paper -papiNet Europe -Chairman – Eric Olofsson, Stora Enso Joint committees for standards development, implementation, marketing/education, and globalization with regional implementation on a coordinated basis.

7 papiNet Europe Membership Ahlström AssiDomän Burgo ENCE Fedrigoni Holmen Paper International Paper Kappa Korsnäs Lecta Mayr-Melnhof M-real Mondi Myllykoski Norske Skog Portucel/Soporcel Sappi SCA Smurfit Södra Stora Enso UPM-Kymmene

8 papiNet NA Membership Abitibi-Consolidated Bowater America Brown Printing ForestExpress G+J USA Publishing Georgia-Pacific Glatfelter International Paper Lands’ End Madison Paper Majiq MeadWestvaco Perry Judd’s Quad Graphics Quebecor World R. R. Donnelley Sappi Fine Paper, NA Smurfit-Stone SP Newsprint Stora Enso NA Tembec Time Inc. UPM-Kymmene Weyerhaeuser

9 papiNet Scope – 2002 Complete development of identified messages Testing and adoption of the messages by companies Involve key market segments across the pulp, paper, and paperboard industry such as -Pulp -Containerboard -Recycled and Bleached Board -Recovered Fiber -Book Manufacturers Involve wood products side of the industry

10 Become Part of papiNet NA Join as a corporate or association member Join the “User Groups” for your company’s key business segments

11 papiNet NA Membership Benefits : strategic leadership of papiNet, participation in new standards development or early review of the standards, early testing and adoption of the standards, be part of a user community, access to members-only web site. Corporate Full Membership: paper and forest products manufacturers and customers (distributors, converters, end-users) Associate Membership: service providers to the industry Trade Association Membership

12 Business Segment User Group Benefits Analyze and amend current papiNet messages for use by your segment. Develop messages unique to your businesss segments within the papiNet framework. Be part of a user community of suppliers and customers in your market segment. Partake of papiNet’s broad industry supported implementation support Access to members-only web site for User Groups.

13 User Groups Publication and Printing-Writing Papers Book Manufacturers Newsprint Pulp Recovered Fiber Packaging - containerboard, bleached board, recycled board Wood Products

14 Get Plugged In… Visit our web site at Evaluate your company’s current state and determine supply chain partners. Become a member of papiNet. Ask questions.

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