Mercer International Inc. to Present at Upcoming 16th Annual CIBC Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq:MERC) (TSX:MRI.U) today announced that Executive Vice President, CFO and Secretary, David Gandossi will be presenting at the following conference:

CIBC 16TH Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

January 24, 2013

8:00 AM

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

4599 Chateau Boulevard

Whistler, BC

A copy of management's presentation will be posted in the "Investors" section on the Company's web site ( on the morning of the event.

Mercer International Inc. is a global pulp manufacturing company. To obtain further information on the company, please visit its web site at

The Mercer International Inc. logo is available at

The preceding includes forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: the continuing effects of the recent economic and financial turmoil, the highly cyclical nature of our business, raw material costs, our level of indebtedness, competition, foreign exchange and interest rate fluctuations, our use of derivatives, expenditures for capital projects, environmental regulation and compliance, disruptions to our production, market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in our SEC reports.

CONTACT: APPROVED BY: Jimmy S.H. Lee Chairman, CEO & President (604) 684-1099 David M. Gandossi Executive Vice-President, CFO & Secretary (604) 684-1099

Source:Mercer International Inc.