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AbitibiBowater appoints chief restructuring officer


July 3, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Bruce K. Robertson has joined AbitibiBowater as chief restructuring officer. Robertson’s primary responsibility wil…

Bruce K. Robertson has joined AbitibiBowater as chief restructuring officer. Robertson’s primary responsibility will be to support company efforts in the restructuring process stemming from AbitibiBowater’s creditor protection filings.

“We are pleased to have Bruce Robertson on board and to share his expertise in corporate finance and restructurings,” states David Paterson, president and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with Bruce and the company’s board, management and creditors to move, as quickly as possible, towards a negotiated settlement of claims and a comprehensive restructuring plan that will make AbitibiBowater a stronger, more sustainable organization.”

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Robertson recently served as senior managing partner at Brookfield Asset Management Inc. At Brookfield, he held a number of operational roles, managing over $7 billion in North American distressed private equity, bridge lending, and real estate finance strategies.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.


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