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Fibria Celulose S.A. Announces Expiration And Final Results Of Its Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer For 7.500% Senior Notes Due 2020

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SAO PAULO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibria Celulose S.A. (" Fibria") today announced the expiration and final results of its previously announced cash tender offer (the " Tender Offer") for up to $510.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.500% Senior Notes due 2020 (CUSIP Nos. G3400PAB3; 31572UAB2; 31572UAC0) (the " Notes") issued by Fibria Overseas Finance Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fibria.  The Tender Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on July 9, 2012 (the " Expiration Date"). The Tender Offer was made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, dated June 11, 2012 (the " Offer to Purchase"), and the related letter of transmittal.

Based on information provided by the Tender Agent, $514,376,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes were validly tendered (and not withdrawn) in the Tender Offer on or prior to the Expiration Date, all of which Fibria intends to accept for purchase without amending or extending the Tender Offer.  The " Clearing Price" (as such term is defined in the Offer to Purchase) for the Notes accepted for purchase will be $1,060 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (the " Total Consideration"), which was determined in accordance with the procedures of a " modified Dutch Auction" as more fully described in the Offer to Purchase.  Holders who validly tendered (and did not withdraw) their Notes on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 22, 2012 (the " Early Tender Date"), will be entitled to receive the Total Consideration payable under the Tender Offer, which includes an " Early Tender Payment" of $50.00 for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes.  Holders of Notes who validly tendered their Notes after the Early Tender Date, but on or prior to the Expiration Date will receive the Total Consideration less the Early Tender Payment for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes.  In addition, holders will receive accrued and unpaid interest on all Notes tendered and accepted for payment in the Tender Offer from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the settlement date for the Tender Offer.

The Tender Offer will reduce Fibria's annual interest expense by approximately $39 million beginning from the third quarter of 2012.  The cash used to consummate the Tender Offer was from a portion of the proceeds from Fibria's recent public offering of shares in the amount of R$1,361.4 million.  Fibria will continue to pursue actions focused on the generation of free cash flow and reduction of indebtedness in order to achieve Fibria's desired levels as set forth in its Liability and Liquidity Management Policy, which is available on Fibria's investor relations website.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. served as Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer.  D.F. King & Co., Inc. served as the Information Agent and Tender Agent for the Tender Offer. Questions regarding the Tender Offer should be directed to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at (866) 627-0391 (toll-free) or (212) 250-2955 (collect), or Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6108 (collect).  This press release is for informational purposes only.

This press release is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase with respect to any Notes or any other securities. The Tender Offer was made solely pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase and related letter of transmittal. The Tender Offer was not made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

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