NewPage Corporation

Curtis Short Named NewPage Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Office

NewPage Corporation today announced that Curtis H. Short, currently controller and chief accounting officer, has been elected as senior vice president and chief financial officer on an interim basis effective May 11, 2011, replacing David J. Prystash, who resigned from NewPage to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Short will serve in the interim role until a permanent replacement is named.

Mr. Short joined the company in April 2009 and is responsible for managing the corporate accounting and reporting process and ensuring that all financial statements and filings are accurate, complete and timely. In addition, he ensures that corporate-wide accounting policies and appropriate controls are in place in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and works with operations and other finance functions to improve accounting and reporting capabilities.

"Curt has a wealth of experience in driving results, enhancing the timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting and improving our finance function," stated George F. Martin, president and chief executive officer for NewPage. "I am confident in his ability to oversee the financial activities for the company as we search for a replacement CFO; and this change in leadership is not expected to have an impact on our business, customers, suppliers or other stakeholders."

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