Bell Atlantic Presents Fraser Papers Inc. With Supplier Excellence Award

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Bell Atlantic Presents Fraser Papers Inc.
With Supplier Excellence Award

Company Receives High Marks for On-Time Delivery and

June 15, 1999


Sharon Beadle, Bell
Rich Chapel, Fraser

NEW YORK -- Fraser Papers Inc., of Stamford, Conn., has won the Bell
Atlantic Supplier Excellence Award for outstanding customer service.
Fraser, a manufacturer of specialized printing, publishing and converting
papers, provides Bell Atlantic with directory paper from its Madawaska,
Maine, paper mill.

Bert Martin, president of the company, will accept the award on June 17 at
11a.m., from George Keefe, Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages vice president-
Customer Fulfillment at the company's headquarters.

"Our suppliers play a vital role in Bell Atlantic's mission to care for
our customers, anticipate their needs and provide them with outstanding
service," said Keefe. "Fraser's on-time delivery record was
perfect, and the Supplier Excellence Awards program enables us to
recognize such companies for their hard work and dedication to

Fraser has been one of Bell Atlantic's directory paper suppliers since 1983,
and has consistently provided competitive pricing and outstanding
customer service.

"Fraser Papers is proud to accept the 1998 Bell Atlantic Supplier
Excellence Award," said Bert Martin, president of the company.
"The award reflects our success at creating a mutually beneficial
relationship that retains a valuable customer while providing Bell Atlantic
with paper that completely fulfills its directory publishing

Fraser Papers, which is owned by Ontario, Canada-based Nexfor Inc.,
operates 16 paper machines at four mills located in Maine, Ohio,
Wisconsin and New Brunswick, Canada. The company manages two
million acres of forest, and operates a tree nursery, sawmills and virgin
and de-ink pulping facilities.

Fraser Papers is one of only nine suppliers, out of Bell Atlantic's 6,500
suppliers, to earn the Bell Atlantic Supplier Excellence Award. The
suppliers were judged on key performance attributes, including quality,
responsiveness, delivery and customer satisfaction, for the products and
services they provided to Bell Atlantic.

The annual Supplier Excellence Awards program enables Bell Atlantic to
thank the winners publicly for their hard work and dedication to
excellence, which help Bell Atlantic maintain its position as a market
leader. In addition, the award encourages other suppliers to raise their
level of performance.

The other winners of the Bell Atlantic Supplier Excellence Award are:

Ameriphone, Inc., Garden Grove, Calif.
Avanti/Case-Hoyt Corp., Miami, Fla.
Central Pennsylvania Transportation Inc., Lancaster, Penn.
Frequency Marketing, Inc., Milford, Ohio
Hartling Communications, Inc., of Burlington, Mass.
Moore North America, Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.
Siecor Corp., Hickory, N.C.
Transportation Displays Inc., New York, N.Y.

Editors note: Reporters interested in attending the awards celebration
should call Sharon Beadle at 212-395-1802.

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With 43 million telephone access lines and nine
million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are
premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market
leaders in wireless services and the world's largest publishers of directory
information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the world's largest
investors in high-growth global communications markets, with operations
and investments in 23 countries.

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