November 4, 2009 Catalyst appoints Brian Baarda as chief financial officer Richmond (BC) – Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) today announced the appointment of Brian Baarda, vice president, finance and chief financial officer effective November 5, 2009. Mr. Baarda brings 20 years of industry experience most recently as vice-president, operations responsible for recycled paper production and facilities. Prior to that he was vice president of Powell River Division, and from 2003 to 2005 he held the role of vice-president, supply chain. He began his career with Fletcher Challenge at the Mackenzie pulp mill in northern British Columbia where he held a number of senior accounting and analysis positions between 1990 and 2000. He moved to the operations side of the business in 2001 as the pulp mill manager at Elk Falls, a role he held until 2003. Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With six mills strategically located in British Columbia and Arizona, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. The company i headquartered i Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and its common shares trade o the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CTL. Catalyst i listed o the Jantzi Social Index® and i also ranked b Corporate Knights a one o the 5 Best Corporate Citizens i Canada.