About VersoBased in Memphis, Tennessee, Verso Paper Corp. is a leading North American producer of coated papers, including coated groundwood and coated freesheet, and specialty products. Verso’s paper products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, including magazines, catalogs and commercial printing applications such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports and direct-mail advertising. Additional information about Verso is available on the Company’s website at www.versopaper.com. References to “Verso” or the “Company” mean Verso Paper Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. Conference Call Verso will host a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss first quarter results. Analysts and investors may participate in the live conference call by dialing 719-325-4802 or, within the U.S. and Canada only, 877-548-7905, access code 9438650. To register, please dial in 10 minutes before the conference call begins. The conference call and presentation materials can be accessed through Verso’s website at www.versopaper.com/investorrelations by navigating to the Events page, or at http://investor.versopaper.com/eventdetail.cfm?eventid=111463. This release and Verso’s 10-Q for the first quarter of 2012 will be made available on Verso's website at www.versopaper.com/investorrelations by navigating to the Financial Information page. A telephonic replay of the conference call can be accessed at 719-457-0820 or, within the U.S. and Canada only, 888-203-1112, access code 9438650. This replay will be available starting today at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and will remain available for 14 days.