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Weyerhaeuser Reports Third Quarter Results

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., October 26, 2012 Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported net earnings of $117 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter. This compares with net earnings of $157 million, or 29 cents per diluted share, and net earnings before special items of $66 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. Net sales for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $1.8 billion, compared with net sales from continuing operations of $1.6 billion for the third quarter of 2011.

"This month the Board of Directors increased our quarterly dividend by 13 percent to 17 cents per share," said Dan Fulton, president and chief executive officer. "As our third quarter performance indicates, the operational improvements within our businesses are demonstrating clear results, and we are capitalizing on an improving housing market to the benefit of our shareholders."

WEYERHAEUSER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

2Q 2012

3Q 2012

3Q 2011

(millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

Net sales from continuing operations

$1,793

$1,772

$1,569

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

$84

$117

$157(1)

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted

540

542

540

Earnings per diluted share

$0.16

$0.22

$0.29(1)

 

 

 

 

Net earnings before special items

$47

$117

$66

Earnings per diluted share before special items

$0.09

$0.22

$0.12

 

 

 

 

Net cash from operations

$267

$122

$117

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

$133

($253)(2)

$90

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$861

$608

$971

(1) The third quarter of 2011 included net earnings of $24 million from discontinued operations, or $0.04 per diluted share, on net sales of $83 million. Discontinued operations include Weyerhaeuser's hardwoods and Westwood Shipping Lines businesses, which were sold in the third quarter of 2011.

(2) Net change in cash and cash equivalents for the third quarter of 2012 includes $181 million for debt repayment and a $97 million payment on a note related to a timber monetization undertaken in 2002. Weyerhaeuser expects to receive cash of approximately $110 million when the related financial investment matures in the fourth quarter of 2012.

TIMBERLANDS

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (millions)

2Q 2012

3Q 2012

Change

Net sales

$262

$267

$5

Contribution to pre-tax earnings

$77

$80

$3

3Q 2012 Performance - The segment's earnings improved $3 million compared with the second quarter. Earnings from disposition of non-strategic timberlands increased $18 million. This was mostly offset by lower domestic selling prices for Western logs, and reduced export log realizations due to mix. Western fee harvest volumes declined slightly, and road costs increased seasonally. In the South, average selling prices for logs improved slightly compared with the second quarter, and fee harvest volumes were slightly higher.

4Q 2012 Outlook - Weyerhaeuser expects comparable earnings from the Timberlands segment in the fourth quarter. The company expects seasonally higher fee harvest volumes and slightly improved selling prices for Western logs in export and domestic markets, offset by increased silviculture costs.

WOOD PRODUCTS

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (millions)

2Q 2012

3Q 2012

Change

Net sales

$776

$816

$40

Contribution to pre-tax earnings before special items

$30

$59

$29

Pre-tax special items

6

(6)

GAAP contribution to pre-tax earnings

$36

$59

$23

3Q 2012 Performance - The segment's earnings before special items improved $29 million compared with the second quarter due to strong markets and effective execution of performance improvement initiatives. Sales realizations were higher across nearly all product lines, most significantly in oriented strand board, which increased 25 percent. Sales volumes for engineered wood products increased, and volumes for lumber and oriented strand board declined slightly.

4Q 2012 Outlook - Weyerhaeuser anticipates lower earnings from the Wood Products segment in the fourth quarter due to seasonal declines in pricing and demand for most products.

CELLULOSE FIBERS

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (millions)

2Q 2012

3Q 2012

Change

Net sales

$459

$459

$0

Contribution to pre-tax earnings

$36

$78

$42

3Q 2012 Performance - The segment's earnings improved $42 million compared with the second quarter due to significantly lower maintenance costs, increased production and strong operating performance. Average pulp prices were flat. The segment completed one scheduled annual maintenance outage in the third quarter, compared with two in the second quarter.

4Q 2012 Outlook - Weyerhaeuser expects earnings from the Cellulose Fibers segment to be comparable to the third quarter. The company anticipates lower selling prices for fluff pulp, offset by increased sales volumes and slightly lower maintenance expense.

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (millions)

2Q 2012

3Q 2012

Change

Net sales

$296

$230

($66)

Contribution to pre-tax earnings

$15

$17

$2

3Q 2012 Performance - The segment's earnings improved $2 million. Third quarter included earnings of $17 million from single-family homebuilding, compared with $3 million from single family homebuilding and $12 million from sale of land and lots in the second quarter. Home closings increased seasonally to 615 single-family homes, and average margins on homes closed were substantially higher due to mix.

At the end of the third quarter the backlog of homes sold, but not closed, totaled 1,055 units, a 74 percent increase compared with one year ago.

4Q 2012 Outlook - Excluding any earnings from potential land sales, Weyerhaeuser expects slightly lower earnings from single-family homebuilding operations in the fourth quarter. The company anticipates a seasonal increase in home closings, lower average margins due to mix and higher selling expenses due to the additional closing volume.

ABOUT WEYERHAEUSER

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2011, we employed approximately 12,800 employees in 11 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $6.2 billion in sales from continuing operations in 2011. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.

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