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Coated Freesheet Increase Implemented

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Although Demand is viewed as somewhat soft, $1 to $2 of the proposed $2 June increase is currently be implemented for Coated Freesheet. A weak Catalog season could create pressure to reverse the increase, but progress this Fall towards a NewPage-Verso merger could bolster pricing in this segment. As noted previously, confidence is waning that Verso will avoid bankruptcy before a merger takes place.