09.08.2005 – Lignum Forest Products Returns to Lumber Industry with Opening of Marketing Office

Lignum Forest Products LLP announced today that it will commence operations tomorrow morning with the opening of a lumber marketing office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Led by Managing Partner, Jake Kerr, the new Lignum will focus on marketing and distributing machine stress rated (MSR) lumber and other lumber products to the US market.

“Lignum has always been known for the exceptional service provided by our lumber traders,” said Jake Kerr. “With the launch of the new Lignum, we have reunited some of our key people and intend to quickly re-establish our reputation for supplying high-quality products, on-time delivery and complete customer satisfaction.”

Mr. Kerr is joined at Lignum by partners Craig Stuart, Ian Leask and Chuck Murdoch, who will be responsible for lumber marketing, and John Thomas, Chief Operating and Financial Officer. The management team will oversee approximately 10 lumber traders and support staff.

The company has forged a strategic supply agreement with one of its partners, Pope & Talbot of Portland, Oregon, ensuring a consistent supply of high quality lumber products. Lignum will also distribute products produced by other quality lumber manufacturers.

Lignum’s marketing office will be fully operational effective Friday, September 9, 2005. Traders can be reached at 604-484-5000 or 1-866-787-1878

About Lignum Forest Products

Lignum Forest Products is a marketer and distributor of Canadian MSR lumber products for the US market. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company is committed to providing exceptional customer service and industry leadership. Lignum and its predecessor companies have been involved in the wood products industry since 1946. For more information, please visit Lignum’s website at www. lignum.com

About Pope & Talbot

Pope & Talbot is dedicated to the pulp and wood products businesses. The Company is based in Portland, Oregon, and traded on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol POP. Pope & Talbot was founded in 1849 and produces market pulp and softwood lumber at mills in the U.S. and Canada. Markets for the Company’s products include the U.S., Europe, Canada, South America, Japan, China, and the other Pacific Rim countries. For more information on Pope & Talbot, Inc., please check the website: www.poptal.com.

For more information, please contact:

Jake Kerr
Managing Partner


John A. Thomas
Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Lignum Forest Products