Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has just announced a partnership from 2016 through 2019 with Marianne St-Gelais, world champion and winner of three Olympic medals in short track speed skating.
"This partnership reflects Resolute's values and our involvement in local communities," stated Resolute President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Garneau during a press conference in Saint-Félicien (Quebec) that was attended by dignitaries, St-Gelais' family and Resolute employees.
"Resolute Forest Products to sponsor from 2016 to 2019 Marianne St-Gelais, world champion and winner of three Olympic medals in short track speed skating. (CNW Group/Resolute Forest Products Inc.)".
A native of Saint-Félicien, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region, Marianne St-Gelais grew up in a family of foresters. With the support of her family and her community, she quickly excelled at her sport.
"The way Marianne plans her races and considers safety, her team spirit and her determination to achieve her goals make her an inspiration for the children growing up in forest communities as well as for all those who wish to pursue their passion," added Richard Garneau.
Marianne St-Gelais has won many medals, including two silver medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and another silver in Sochi in 2014. Although she performed well at the World Championships over the past years, capturing silver and bronze medals, it was in March 2016 that she became world champion.
"I'm very touched to have a partner like Resolute. The company is active and important in my community and will certainly help me achieve my objectives as an athlete. The trees are the lungs of the Earth and the forest is a family affair for me. And I already feel part of the Resolute family," stated Marianne St-Gelais.
About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including market pulp, wood products, tissue, newsprint and specialty papers. The company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, as well as power generation assets in Canada and the United States. Marketing its products in close to 80 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit resolutefp.com for more information.