Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) today announced that its board of directors has elected Lynn Wilson to the position of Executive Vice President, Forest Resources.

“Since joining Rayonier, Lynn has led the successful integration of multiple acquisitions, assumed responsibility for our international forestry operations and driven our Forest Resources business to greater levels of operating efficiency,” stated Paul Boynton, Chairman, President and CEO. “This new title appropriately reflects Lynn’s recently broadened global leadership role and her sustained success in leading our forestry operations.”

Wilson is a member of Rayonier’s senior management team and is responsible for 2.6 million acres of timberland in nine states and New Zealand. She’s also responsible for the administration of Rayonier’s Land Information Services and leadership of the company’s timberland acquisition team. Prior to joining Rayonier, she served as Vice President, Operations Support with Plum Creek – a position she reached after holding a variety of responsibilities, including company Logging Superintendent, Senior Resource Manager and General Manager. Her forestry career spans more than two decades.

Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Maine. She also graduated cum laude from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, with a master’s of business administration.

About Rayonier

Rayonier is a leading international forest products company with three core businesses: Forest Resources, Real Estate and Performance Fibers. The company owns, leases or manages 2.6 million acres of timber and land in the United States and New Zealand. The company's holdings include approximately 200,000 acres with residential and commercial development potential along the Interstate 95 corridor between Savannah, Ga., and Daytona Beach, Fla. Its Performance Fibers business is one of the world's leading producers of high-value specialty cellulose fibers, which are used in products such as filters, pharmaceuticals and LCD screens. Approximately 50 percent of the company's sales are outside the U.S. to customers in approximately 20 countries. Rayonier is structured as a real estate investment trust. More information is available at  www.rayonier.com .

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