Li Hongxin of Shandong Sun Paper Wins RISI's Asian CEO of the Year Award

By Risi, PRNE
Monday, April 12, 2010

SHANGHAI, April 13, 2010 - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry, today announced that the Chairman of Shandong Sun Paper Industry
Joint Stock Co. Ltd, Li Hongxin, has been selected as the Asian CEO of the
Year for 2010.

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The award will be presented to Li Hongxin at RISI's 11th Asian Pulp &
Paper Outlook Conference in Shanghai, China to be held on June 7-9, 2010.
RISI is also pleased to announce that Shandong Sun Paper's Chairman will give
the keynote speech at the conference on June 8, 2010. Speakers from the
sector's leading companies and associations will be represented at the RISI
Conference, including International Paper Asia, APP China, the Japan Paper
Association, Fibria and many others.

Li Hongxin was chosen as the RISI Asian CEO of the Year by a group of
investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the forest products
industry. The analysts responded to a survey organized by RISI and the
criteria for nomination included leadership, vision and strategic

Analysts noted that they chose Li Hongxin as the winner due to Shandong
Sun Paper's healthy financial performance and also its exploration in
upstream development (including forest plantation abroad). Li Hongxin
commented, "I feel really happy to be awarded the '2010 RISI Asian CEO of the
Year Award' and I also feel honored and inspired. We will continue to
dedicate ourselves to building Shandong Sun Paper into an environmental
friendly and sustainable company with international competitive edge. Along
with our peers in the industry, we will contribute further to the development
of China, Asia and the world's paper industry for a prosperous future."

RISI's Asian CEO of the Year Award was inaugurated in 2008 and was won by
Chen Hongguo of Shandong Chenming Paper for the first two years in a row.
RISI organizes four regional CEO awards each year in Europe, Asia, Latin
and North America, which are handed out to the winners at the
regional RISI conferences. In addition, the Global CEO of the Year award is
presented at the PPI Awards event, which will be held in Brussels on November
this year.

About the RISI Asian Conference

The 11th RISI Asian Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference will be held at the
Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai, China on June 7-9, 2010. The conference will
address some of the key issues in today's Asian pulp and paper market. HP,
ColorLok, Voith, Kadant, and BTG have signed on as official sponsors for the
event. Conference programs and registration details are available online at:

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, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to
help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston (Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices
in Brussels, Belgium; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Portland,
; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Helsinki, Finland; and
Charlottesville, Virginia. More information can be found at

About Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co. Ltd

Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co. Ltd is one of the leading
Chinese and Asian papermaking companies and is listed on the Shenzhen Stock
Exchange. As one of the top 100 paper producing companies in the world,
Shandong Sun Paper is involved in various businesses, including papermaking,
chemicals, international trade, power, scientific research, forestry,
investment and some other fields. The company's annual pulp and paper
capacity totals three million tonnes and Shandong Sun Paper employs a staff
of 10,000 people. The head office is located in Yanzhou city in Shandong
, and has 15 subsidiaries and affiliates, which are distributing
products mainly in China, Southeast Asia and the U.S. For more information,

    Jennifer Freitas
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8949

Jennifer Freitas, RISI, +1-781-734-8949, jfreitas at

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