Antonio Maciel Neto of Suzano Wins Nomination for RISI's Latin American CEO of the Year for the Second Year Running

By Risi, PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SAO PAULO, October 13, 2010 - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry, today announced that Suzano's Chief Executive Officer, Antonio
Maciel Neto
, has been selected as Latin American CEO of the Year for 2010.

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For the second year running, Maciel was nominated for the award via a
survey of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the forest
products industry. The nominations are based on such criteria as leadership,
vision and company performance. In nominating Maciel for the award, many
analysts commented on Suzano's new biomass project which has produced a high
level of interest in the trade and impressed the analysts with the company's
forward thinking and commitment to delivering on future trends. Maciel's
management during the global downturn was also praised with one analyst
commenting that "Suzano has been lead in an austere way with an aggressive
cycle of growth and a strategy to vary its portfolio."

Mr. Maciel commented on his nomination, "This second nomination wasn't
possible without our 4,000 employees' commitment to Suzano's sustainable way
of doing business. This award gave us the certainty that the company has
built a strong and solid basis for its strategic growth plan."

The 2010 award will be presented to Mr. Maciel on November 22 at RISI's
5th Latin American Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He
will also deliver the keynote address and participate in the CEO / Executive
Panel at the event. He joins other industry leaders on the program including
Sergio Colvin, CEO, CMPC Celulosa S.A.; Carlos Aguiar, CEO, Fibria;
Jean-Michel Ribieras, CEO, International Paper; Marcelo Aguiar, Vice
President, Mining & Steel, Pulp & Paper, Sugar & Ethanol, Goldman, Sachs &
Co, and many more.

Antonio Maciel Neto became CEO of Suzano Papel e Celulose S/A on June 1,
. He is member of the Board of Directors of ADM (Archer Daniels Midland)
and of Marfrig Frigorificos e Comercio de Alimentos S.A. He is also a member
of the Advisory Board at Ayrton Senna Institute. From 1999 to

May 2006 he held important positions in the Ford organization in South
, including President of Ford's South American Operations and
Vice-President of the Ford Motor Company. From 1993 to 1999 he was Chairman
of the Itamarati Group, Ferronorte Participacoes S.A. (Ferropasa) and Cecrisa
Revestimentos Ceramicos S.A. He was also Chairman of the Board of Ferroban
and a member of the Board of Directors of Gradiente Eletronica S.A., and
Cecrisa. Previously, he was Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Trade and
Industry Ministry, and was with Petrobras for ten years. He has a degree in
mechanical engineering from Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ).

For more information on RISI's 5th Latin American Pulp and Paper Outlook
Conference, visit

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood
products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing
industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout
North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at

About Suzano

Suzano is a forestry-based company and one of the largest vertically
integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America, with global
operations in roughly 80 countries. Their main products, sold on the domestic
and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper
(coated and uncoated) and paperboard.

Suzano are number one in the Latin American paperboard market and are one
of the 10 largest producers of market pulp in the world and the second
largest producer of eucalyptus pulp in the world.

As of 2015, with the organic growth announcement, Suzano Papel e Celulose
will increase production from the current 2.9 million tons/year to 7.2
million tons/year by constructing three new industrial plants - in Maranhao,
Piaui and a third undefined location. The installed capacity at the Murcuri
Unit will also be optimized to manufacture an additional 400,000 tons/year.

To learn more, visit

    Jen Freitas
    Director of Events
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 U.S.A.
    Tel: +1-781-734-8949

Jen Freitas, Director of Events, RISI, +1-781-734-8949, jfreitas at

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