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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Sep 11,2017--Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) announced that it is temporarily suspending operations beginning today at its Fernandina Beach, Fla. and Jesup, Ga. facilities as the threat of Hurricane Irma is leading to mandatory evacuations in the area and impacting the supply of raw materials. In preparation for the hurricane, it is in the best interest of the Company, its employees and our communities for the facilities to orderly shutdown operations ahead of the storm.

The Company is coordinating with its suppliers and customers to help ensure a safe and efficient restart of operations.

Further updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

About Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rayonier Advanced Materials is the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties natural polymers for the chemical industry. Working closely with its customers, the Company engineers natural polymeric chemical chains to create dozens of customized high-purity performance fibers at its plants in Florida and Georgia. Rayonier Advanced Materials’ intellectual property and manufacturing processes have been developed over 90 years, resulting in unique properties and very high quality and consistency. The Company’s facilities have the capacity to produce approximately 485,000 tons of cellulose specialties for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and approximately 245,000 tons of commodity products. Rayonier Advanced Materials is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters and delivers products to 80 ports around the world, serving customers in 35 countries across five continents. More information is available at


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