Leversage Joins Catalyst Board

Catalyst Paper Corp., Richmond, B.C., announced changes to its board of directors with the appointment of Jill Leversage and the resignation of Giorgio Caputo. Leversage is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and M&A advisory services, particularly in the forest and manufacturing industries. She holds a commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a chartered business valuator and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

Leversage is chair of the British Columbia Innovation Council, a director and chair of the audit committee of Eagle Star Minerals Corp., and a director of Delta Gold Corp. Active on numerous community boards, she received a Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award in 2012 and an Honorary Doctorate from BCIT in June 2013.

"I would like to welcome Ms. Leversage, who brings extensive financial and industry experience to the board," said Chairman and Interim CEO Les Lederer. "We thank Mr. Caputo for his support during Catalyst's reorganization and his contribution to the governance of Catalyst since the company emerged from restructuring last September."