NEW YORK, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq:MERC) (TSX:MERC.U) ("Mercer" or the "Company") provides an update on its previously announced claim against the Government of Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") that was initiated in January 2012.  The Company has been advised that the decision of the NAFTA tribunal will be issued on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Mercer will provide a further update on the NAFTA decision as and when it becomes available.

Mercer International Inc. is a global forest products company with operations in Germany and Canada with consolidated annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of NBSK pulp and 550 million board feet of lumber. To obtain further information on the company, please visit its web site at http://www.mercerint.com.

APPROVED BY:
 
Jimmy S.H. Lee
Executive Chairman
(604) 684-1099
 
David M. Gandossi
Chief Executive Officer 
(604) 684-1099