SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2005--The Plum Creek Foundationtoday announced that it will donate $100,000 to support relief effortsin the southeast United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.Company representatives are working with community leaders to identifyhow best to distribute the donations to benefit those impacted incommunities where Plum Creek employees live and work. The Foundationwill also match employee contributions made to agencies involved inthe relief effort.
"Our hearts go out to the many people who have been affected bythis tragic event," said Rick Holley, president and chief executiveofficer. "We are pleased to help bring much needed aid to those whoselives were changed so quickly and dramatically by this disaster and tosupport them as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives."
These donations are in line with the Plum Creek Foundation'stradition of providing philanthropic contributions to support andimprove the general welfare and quality of life in the communitieswhere the company operates. Plum Creek owns and manages nearly 1.4million acres of timberlands in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Plum Creek (NYSE:PCL) is one of the largest private timberlandowners in the nation, with approximately 8 million acres oftimberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and10 wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest.
CONTACT: Plum Creek
Kathy Budinick, 206-467-3620
John Hobbs, 800-858-5347
SOURCE: Plum Creek