Resolute Forest Products shareholders gave their approval to the $2.7 billion acquisition offer from Paper Excellence Group on Monday during a virtual meeting. The majority of shareholders supported the transaction, according to a preliminary report. The level of support has not yet been disclosed. The transaction is conditional on regulatory approval. The transaction would make Paper Excellence a major player in the Quebec forest industry. Resolute Forest Products would become a subsidiary of the Domtar Group, which also became part of the B.C. company last year. When the transaction was announced, Resolute Forest Products president and CEO Rémi G. Lalonde said that the acquisition of the Montreal-based company by Paper Excellence was good news for Quebec. He pointed out that the company would have access to more financial resources. …The agreement provides for a feasibility study to convert the mill to a packaging paper production facility.
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