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Weyerhaeuser completes Oregon timberland transactions

Christian Fernsby |
Weyerhaeuser announced the completion of two separate transactions in which it purchased timberlands from and sold timberlands to funds managed by Hancock Natural Resource Group, a Manulife Investment Management company.

The company purchased timberlands in mid-coastal Oregon in one transaction and sold acres in southern Oregon in a separate transaction, for a net cost of approximately $40 million in cash.

The company expects no tax liability in conjunction with the sale.

"Oregon is an incredibly important operating region for us, and we're always looking for opportunities to enhance our portfolio," said Devin W. Stockfish, president and chief executive officer.

"Through these transactions, we're gaining highly productive timberland, streamlining operating costs and access to key domestic and export markets, and strengthening our ability to deliver immediate and long-term value for our shareholders."

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