Jacksonville, Florida, USA 19 September 2018 -- (Business Wire) -- Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE: RYAM) (the "Company") announced today that it has sold its resins business to LRBG Chemicals, a company to be led by the current resins business management team, for a purchase price of approximately $16.5 million. The business, with manufacturing locations in Longueuil, Quebec and Toledo, Ohio, produces chemical resins used in the manufacturing of oriented strand board (OSB), hardboard and other engineered wood products. The business was originally acquired as part of the Company's acquisition of Tembec in November of 2017.
"The sale of resins business allows us to divest a non-core petroleum-based chemical asset. Further, it provides our stockholders with a fair value and incremental cash to be redeployed through our capital allocation process focused on risk adjusted returns," said Paul G. Boynton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier Advanced Materials. "I want to personally thank the resins management team and employees for their dedicated work at Rayonier Advanced Materials. I wish them well as they begin a new chapter as a standalone company."
About Rayonier Advanced Materials
Rayonier Advanced Materials is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly found in cell phones, computer screens, filters and pharmaceuticals. The Company also manufactures products for lumber, paper and packaging markets. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs approximately 4,200 people and generates approximately US$2 billion of pro forma revenues. More information is available at www.rayonieram.com.