VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 18, 2013) - Investors and media are invited to participate in Western Forest Products' (TSX:WEF) 2013 first quarter conference call. Don Demens, President and CEO, and Brian Cairo, CFO, will discuss the Company's first quarter results followed by a question and answer session.

The conference call will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. EST).

The dial-in phone number is 1-877-240-9772 from inside the USA or Canada and 416-340-8527 from outside of the USA and Canada. To access the instant replay of the call dial 1-800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451 - passcode: 1859650. The replay will be available until May 16, 2013.

Western Forest Products

Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company and the largest coastal British Columbia woodland operator and lumber producer with an annual available harvest of approximately 6.4 million cubic metres of timber of which approximately 6.2 million cubic metres is from Crown lands and lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and three remanufacturing plants. Principal activities conducted by the Company include timber harvesting, reforestation, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips and value-added remanufacturing. Substantially all of Western's operations, employees and corporate facilities are located in the coastal region of British Columbia while its products are sold in over 25 countries worldwide.

Contact Information:

Western Forest Products
Brian Cairo
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
(250) 734-4710