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Rayonier Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results

October 23, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2007--Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) today reported third quarter net income of $71.5 million, or 90 cents per share. This compares to $33.3 million, or 42 cents per share, in second quarter 2007 and $55.1 million, or 70 cents per share, in third quarter 2006.

There were no special items in this quarter. Second quarter results included a special item charge of $10.1 million, or 13 cents per share, for timber damaged by forest fires. Third quarter 2006 included a special item gain of $5.3 million, or 7 cents per share, for IRS audit settlements including associated interest expense. (See Schedule H for details.)

Lee M. Thomas, Chairman, President and CEO said, "Our financial performance reflects the strength and diversity of our core businesses. Real Estate and Performance Fibers provided strong operating results and cash flows. In Timber, cash generation remained solid due to our ability to shift product mix in response to strong pulpwood demand. In our Real Estate business, we benefited from continued interest in our rural properties, as evidenced by our recent $46.6 million, 3,100 acre land sale in Florida."

Sales of $334 million were $34 million and $22 million above second quarter 2007 and third quarter 2006, respectively.

For the nine months ended September 30, cash provided by operating activities was $264 million, or $41 million above the comparable 2006 period. Cash available for distribution (CAD) of $217 million was $70 million above 2006, primarily due to improved earnings. (CAD is a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure in the attached exhibits.)

Debt of $622 million was $37 million below year-end 2006, while the debt-to-capital ratio of 38.7 percent improved from 41.7 percent. Cash and cash equivalents of $92 million were $52 million above year-end 2006.

Timber

Sales of $50 million and operating income of $12 million were $6 million and $9 million below second quarter, respectively, reflecting reduced demand for sawlogs and lower salvage value for fire-damaged timber, somewhat offset by favorable demand for pulpwood. Compared to third quarter 2006, sales increased $6 million largely due to increased pulpwood and salvage timber volumes, while operating income declined by $5 million due to product mix.

Real Estate

Sales of $56 million and operating income of $48 million were $27 million and $24 million above second quarter, respectively. Compared to third quarter 2006, sales and operating income each increased $10 million. For both comparative periods, the improvements were driven by the recent $46.6 million sale of 3,100 acres in Florida to an industrial buyer.

Performance Fibers

Sales and operating income of $189 million and $43 million, respectively, were $21 million and $12 million above second quarter, and $25 million and $22 million above third quarter 2006. As compared to both prior periods, the improvements were primarily driven by increased pricing and volume, coupled with lower costs.

Wood Products

Sales of $24 million were comparable to second quarter. An operating loss of $2 million was unfavorable by nearly $1 million to second quarter. Compared to third quarter 2006, sales declined $2 million although the operating loss was favorable by nearly $2 million, as cost reductions more than offset lower prices.

Other Operations

Sales of $15 million were $8 million below second quarter and $17 million lower than third quarter 2006, reflecting the closure of the company's wood products trading business in the Northwest U.S. Operating results for the quarter were essentially breakeven.

Other Items

Corporate expenses were $9.0 million, up $0.4 million from second quarter and $1.9 million above third quarter 2006, primarily due to stock-based and other incentive compensation expenses.

Interest expense of $15.0 million was $1.4 million above second quarter and $4.0 million above the prior year period largely as a result of $2.3 million of interest related to a tax reserve adjustment for the 2003 and 2004 IRS audits and higher average debt balances.

The third quarter effective tax rate before discrete items was 9.7 percent, compared to 14.2 percent in the 2006 comparable period primarily because of higher REIT income. Including discrete items, the effective tax rate was 9.6 percent compared to 4.8 percent in third quarter 2006. (See Schedule J for details.)

Debt Offering

On October 16, Rayonier TRS Holdings, Inc. (TRS) closed on $300 million of 3.75% Senior Exchangeable Notes due 2012, with a 22 percent exchange premium. In order to limit potential dilution to Rayonier shareholders from the possible exchange of notes, TRS and Rayonier entered into separate exchangeable note hedge and warrant sale transactions which will have the effect of increasing the exchange premium from 22 percent to 40 percent, or to $62.90 per share. A portion of the proceeds will be used to refinance higher cost debt, generating significant interest savings.

Outlook

"We expect another good year, with 2007 earnings between $2.25 and $2.32 per share, excluding special items," Thomas said. "The diversity of our core businesses should position us to generate favorable results through a range of economic conditions."

"In Performance Fibers, we should realize strong earnings and cash flow as a result of our market-leading position in high-value cellulose specialties. In Real Estate, we expect to receive entitlements on 3,300 acres in coastal Georgia in the near term. In addition, we are seeing continued interest from industrial buyers for rural properties, especially where population growth is driving infrastructure needs. In Timber, our ability to manage product mix allows us to take advantage of strong pulpwood demand while waiting for sawlog markets to recover. The success of our $300 million convertible debt offering provides us lower interest cost and greater flexibility to pursue strategic growth initiatives. In all, we're well positioned to deliver solid results for our shareholders."

A conference call will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. EDT to discuss these results. Interested parties are invited to listen to the live webcast by logging on to www.rayonier.com and following the link. Supplemental materials will be available at the website. A replay will be available on the site shortly after the call where it will be archived for one month. Also, investors may access the "listen only" conference call by dialing 913-981-5584.

For further information, visit the company's web site at www.rayonier.com. Complimentary copies of Rayonier press releases and other financial documents are also available by mail or fax by calling 1-800-RYN-7611.

Rayonier is a leading international forest products company with three core businesses: Timber, 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 fast-growing Interstate 95 corridor between Savannah, Georgia, and Daytona Beach, Florida. Its Performance Fibers business is the world's leading producer of high-value specialty cellulose fibers. Approximately 40 percent of the company's sales are outside the U.S. to customers in more than 50 countries. Rayonier is structured as a real estate investment trust.

Certain statements in this press release regarding anticipated earnings and other statements relating to Rayonier's financial and operational performance are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "estimate," "believe," "anticipate" and other similar language. The following important factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements: the cyclical and competitive nature of the forest products and real estate industries; fluctuations in demand for, or supply of, our performance fibers products, timber, wood products or real estate and entry of new competitors into these markets; changes in energy and raw material prices, particularly for our performance fibers and wood products businesses; changes in global market trends and world events, including those that could impact customer demand; changes in environmental laws and regulations, including laws regarding air emissions and water discharges, remediation of contaminated sites, timber harvesting, delineation of wetlands, and endangered species, that may restrict or adversely impact our ability to conduct our business; the lengthy, uncertain and costly process associated with the ownership or development of real estate, especially in Florida, which also may be affected by changes in law, policy and political factors beyond our control; unexpected delays in the entry into or closing of real estate transactions; adverse weather conditions, including natural disasters, affecting our timberland and the production, distribution and availability of raw materials such as wood, energy and chemicals; our ability to identify and complete timberland and higher value real estate acquisitions; the geographic concentration of a significant portion of our timberland; changes in key management and personnel; interest rate and currency movements; our capacity to incur additional debt; changes in import and export controls or taxes; our ability to continue to qualify as a REIT and to fund distributions using cash generated through our taxable REIT subsidiaries; the ability to complete like-kind-exchanges of timberlands and real estate; changes in tax laws that could reduce the benefits associated with REIT status; and additional factors described in the company's most recent Form 10-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rayonier assumes no obligation to update these statements except as may be required by law.

                               RAYONIER
                         FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
         (millions of dollars, except per share information)

                           Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                      ---------------------------- -------------------
                      Sept. 30, June 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                        2007      2007     2006      2007      2006
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
Profitability
  Sales               $  334.2  $ 300.4  $  312.0  $  934.3  $  901.3
  Operating income    $   92.7  $  55.7  $   65.8  $  203.6  $  161.9
  Pro forma operating
   income (a)         $   92.7  $  65.8  $   65.8  $  213.7  $  154.1
  Net income          $   71.5  $  33.3  $   55.1  $  139.9  $  121.2
  Income per diluted
   common share
     Net income       $   0.90  $  0.42  $   0.70  $   1.77  $   1.55
     Pro forma net
      income (a)      $   0.90  $  0.55  $   0.63  $   1.90  $   1.40
  Pro forma operating
   income as a
   percent of sales
   (a)                    27.7%    21.9%     21.1%     22.9%     17.1%
  Adjusted ROE (a)         N/M      N/M       N/M      21.0%     16.1%
  Average diluted
   shares outstanding
   (millions)             79.1     78.8      78.1      78.8      78.0


                             Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
                             ---------------------------
                                 2007           2006
                             ------------   ------------
Capital Resources and
 Liquidity
     Cash provided by
      operating
      activities             $     263.7    $     222.3
     Cash used for
      investing
      activities             $     (83.5)   $     (99.4)
     Cash used for
      financing
      activities             $    (128.9)   $    (101.5)
   Adjusted EBITDA (b)
    (d)                      $     334.2    $     263.7
   Cash Available for
    Distribution (CAD)
    (c) (d)                  $     216.7    $     146.3

                               09/30/07       12/31/06
                             ------------   ------------
   Debt (1)                  $     621.6    $     659.0
   Debt / capital                   38.7%          41.7%
   Cash                      $      92.2    $      40.2

(a), (b), (c) and (d), see Schedule B.

N/M: Not meaningful.

(1) In October, Rayonier TRS Holdings Inc. issued $300 million of
 3.75% Senior Exchangeable Notes due 2012.

                                - A -
                                RAYONIER
                       FOOTNOTES FOR SCHEDULE A
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)

(a) Pro forma operating income and net income, and Adjusted ROE are
     non-GAAP measures. See Schedule H for reconciliation to the
     nearest GAAP measure.
(b) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings from operations before
     interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and the
     non-cash cost basis of real estate sold. Adjusted EBITDA is a
     non-GAAP measure of operating cash generating capacity of the
     Company. See reconciliation on Schedule I.
(c) Cash Available for Distribution (CAD) is defined as cash provided
     by operating activities less capital spending, adjusted for
     equity based compensation amounts, the tax benefits associated
     with certain strategic acquisitions, the change in committed cash
     and other items which include the proceeds from matured energy
     forward contracts and the change in capital expenditures
     purchased on account. CAD is a non-GAAP measure of cash generated
     during a period that is available for dividend distribution,
     repurchase of the Company's common shares, debt reduction and for
     strategic acquisitions net of associated financing. See
     reconciliation on Schedule H.
(d) Management considers these measures to be important to estimate
     the enterprise and shareholder values of the Company as a whole
     and of its core segments, and for allocating capital resources.
     In addition, analysts, investors and creditors use these measures
     when analyzing the financial condition and cash generating
     ability of the Company.

                                - B -
                               RAYONIER
             CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
         (millions of dollars, except per share information)


                                          Three Months Ended
                                --------------------------------------
                                 Sept. 30,     June 30,    Sept. 30,
                                    2007         2007         2006
                                ------------ ------------ ------------

Sales                           $     334.2  $     300.4  $     312.0
                                ------------ ------------ ------------
Costs and expenses
  Cost of sales (a)                   227.3        231.2        231.3
  Selling and general expenses         16.9         16.2         14.5
  Other operating income, net          (2.7)        (2.7)         0.4
                                ------------ ------------ ------------
Operating income before gain on
 sale of
  New Zealand timber assets            92.7         55.7         65.8
Gain on sale of New Zealand
 timber assets                            -            -            -
                                ------------ ------------ ------------
Operating income (a)                   92.7         55.7         65.8
Interest expense                      (15.0)       (13.6)       (11.0)
Interest and other income, net          1.4          1.1          3.0
                                ------------ ------------ ------------
Income before taxes                    79.1         43.2         57.8
Income tax expense                     (7.6)        (9.9)        (2.7)
                                ------------ ------------ ------------
Net income                      $      71.5  $      33.3  $      55.1
                                ============ ============ ============
Income per Common Share:
    Basic
       Net income               $      0.92  $      0.43  $      0.71
                                ============ ============ ============
    Diluted
       Net income               $      0.90  $      0.42  $      0.70
                                ============ ============ ============
    Adjusted diluted EPS (b)
       Pro forma net income     $      0.90  $      0.55  $      0.63
                                ============ ============ ============
Weighted average Common
Shares used for determining
       Basic EPS                 77,760,290   77,446,494   76,508,135
                                ============ ============ ============
       Diluted EPS               79,059,474   78,766,692   78,062,219
                                ============ ============ ============



                                    Nine Months Ended
                                -------------------------
                                 Sept. 30,    Sept. 30,
                                    2007         2006
                                ------------ ------------

Sales                           $     934.3  $     901.3
                                ------------ ------------
Costs and expenses
  Cost of sales (a)                   690.2        702.9
  Selling and general expenses         48.9         45.1
  Other operating income, net          (8.4)        (0.8)
                                ------------ ------------
Operating income before gain on
 sale of
  New Zealand timber assets           203.6        154.1
Gain on sale of New Zealand
 timber assets                            -          7.8
                                ------------ ------------
Operating income (a)                  203.6        161.9
Interest expense                      (42.2)       (35.1)
Interest and other income, net          3.6          7.0
                                ------------ ------------
Income before taxes                   165.0        133.8
Income tax expense                    (25.1)       (12.6)
                                ------------ ------------
Net income                      $     139.9  $     121.2
                                ============ ============
Income per Common Share:
    Basic
      Net income                $      1.80  $      1.58
                                ============ ============
    Diluted
      Net income                $      1.77  $      1.55
                                ============ ============
    Adjusted diluted EPS (b)
      Pro forma net income      $      1.90  $      1.40
                                ============ ============
Weighted average Common
Shares used for determining
      Basic EPS                  77,454,510   76,421,839
                                ============ ============
      Diluted EPS                78,794,204   78,039,382
                                ============ ============


(a) Cost of sales and operating income for the nine months ended
     September 30, 2007 include the $10.1 million charge for an
     estimate of timber destroyed by forest fires. Excluding this
     amount, cost of sales and operating income for the nine months
     ended September 30, 2007, were $680.1 million and $213.7 million,
     respectively.

(b) Non-GAAP measure, see Schedule H for a reconciliation to the
     nearest GAAP measure.

                                - C -
                               RAYONIER
          BUSINESS SEGMENT SALES AND OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)


                          Three Months Ended        Nine Months Ended
                     ----------------------------- -------------------
                     Sept. 30, June 30,  Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                       2007      2007      2006      2007      2006
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Sales
 Timber              $   50.3  $   56.7  $   44.3  $  172.0  $  159.8
 Real Estate             55.9      29.2      46.3     106.1      77.2
 Performance Fibers
   Cellulose
    specialties         137.6     129.0     120.3     396.1     353.4
   Absorbent
    materials            51.2      38.8      43.2     126.9     121.9
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
      Total
       Performance
       Fibers           188.8     167.8     163.5     523.0     475.3
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
 Wood Products           24.3      23.8      26.3      67.8      90.1
 Other Operations        14.9      22.9      31.7      65.4      99.1
 Intersegment
  eliminations              -         -      (0.1)        -      (0.2)
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
       Total sales   $  334.2  $  300.4  $  312.0  $  934.3  $  901.3
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Pro forma operating
 income/(loss) (a)
 Timber              $   12.0  $   21.1  $   17.1  $   59.4  $   70.7
 Real Estate             47.6      24.0      37.6      86.8      58.7
 Performance Fibers      43.1      31.0      21.1     101.2      47.3
 Wood Products           (1.5)     (0.7)     (3.1)     (5.5)      1.3
 Other Operations         0.4      (1.0)      0.1      (1.9)      0.1
 Corporate               (9.0)     (8.6)     (7.1)    (26.7)    (23.7)
 Intersegment
  eliminations and
  other                   0.1         -       0.1       0.4      (0.3)
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
       Pro forma
        operating
        income (a)   $   92.7  $   65.8  $   65.8  $  213.7  $  154.1
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========


(a) Timber segment operating income excludes the $10.1 million fire
     loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and the $7.8
     million gain on sale of NZ timber assets for the nine months
     ended September 30, 2006. Pro forma operating income is a non-
     GAAP measure, see Schedule H for a reconciliation to the nearest
     GAAP measure.

                                - D -
                               RAYONIER
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AND STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                 Sept. 30,   Dec. 31,
                                                   2007        2006
                                                ----------- ----------
 Assets
    Current assets                              $    299.1  $   300.3
    Timber, timberlands and logging roads, net
     of depletion and amortization                 1,115.4    1,127.5
    Property, plant and equipment                  1,340.4    1,365.0
    Less - accumulated depreciation                 (991.7)  (1,011.2)
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                     348.7      353.8
                                                ----------- ----------
    Investment in New Zealand JV                      62.6       61.2
    Other assets                                     142.4      121.8
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                $  1,968.2  $ 1,964.6
                                                =========== ==========
 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
    Current liabilities                         $    177.7  $   193.3
    Long-term debt                                   621.0      655.4
    Non-current liabilities for dispositions
     and discontinued operations                     106.9      111.8
    Other non-current liabilities                     78.8       86.1
    Shareholders' equity                             983.8      918.0
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                $  1,968.2  $ 1,964.6
                                                =========== ==========

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                  Nine Months Ended
                                                ----------------------
                                                 Sept. 30,  Sept. 30,
                                                   2007        2006
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash provided by operating activities:
    Net Income                                  $    139.9  $   121.2
    Depreciation, depletion, amortization and
     non-cash basis of real estate sold              122.7      109.6
    Non-cash charge for forest fire losses             9.6          -
    Other non-cash items included in income           10.3       (7.5)
    Changes in working capital and other assets
     and liabilities                                 (18.8)      (1.0)
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                     263.7      222.3
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash used for investing activities:
    Capital expenditures                             (67.4)     (88.0)
    Purchase of timberlands, real estate and
     wood chipping facilities                        (16.8)     (30.5)
    Proceeds from sale of portion of New
     Zealand timber assets                               -       21.8
    Increase in restricted cash                       (0.4)      (3.6)
    Other                                              1.1        0.9
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                     (83.5)     (99.4)
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash used for financing activities:
    Repayment of debt, net                           (38.6)      (2.7)
    Dividends paid                                  (111.6)    (107.8)
    Issuance of common shares                         15.0        7.0
    Repurchase of common shares                          -       (0.5)
    Excess tax benefits from equity-based
     compensation                                      6.3        2.5
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                    (128.9)    (101.5)
                                                ----------- ----------
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash               0.6        1.2
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash and cash equivalents:
    Increase in cash and cash equivalents             52.0       22.6
    Balance, beginning of year                        40.2      146.2
                                                ----------- ----------
    Balance, end of period                      $     92.2  $   168.8
                                                =========== ==========

                                - E -
                               RAYONIER
                 SELECTED SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)


                          Three Months Ended        Nine Months Ended
                     ----------------------------- -------------------
                     Sept. 30, June 30,  Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                       2007       2007     2006      2007      2006
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Geographical Data
 (Non-U.S.)
  Sales
    New Zealand      $   10.1   $  11.7  $    8.5  $   34.1  $   22.2
    Other                 2.5       2.4       3.5       6.9      11.7
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
       Total         $   12.6   $  14.1  $   12.0  $   41.0  $   33.9
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========

  Operating income
   (loss)
    New Zealand      $    0.8   $   1.1  $   (0.1) $    2.7  $   (1.5)
    Other                (0.6)     (0.5)     (0.3)     (1.6)     (1.2)
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
       Total         $    0.2   $   0.6  $   (0.4) $    1.1  $   (2.7)
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Timber
  Sales
    Western U.S.     $   24.3   $  29.2  $   24.4  $   84.2  $   86.7
    Eastern U.S.         23.2      24.5      17.2      78.8      65.7
    New Zealand           2.8       3.0       2.7       9.0       7.4
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
       Total         $   50.3   $  56.7  $   44.3  $  172.0  $  159.8
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========

  Pro forma
   operating income
   (loss) (a)
    Western U.S.     $    9.9   $  15.8  $   12.6  $   43.7  $   50.0
    Eastern U.S. (a)      2.3       3.8       4.3      13.9      22.0
    New Zealand (a)      (0.2)      1.5       0.2       1.8      (1.3)
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
       Total         $   12.0   $  21.1  $   17.1  $   59.4  $   70.7
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========

Adjusted EBITDA by
 Segment (b)
  Timber             $   28.1   $  37.2  $   27.3  $  113.3  $  109.4
  Real Estate            53.1      26.6      43.9      98.5      70.9
  Performance Fibers     59.7      48.8      41.1     150.9      99.6
  Wood Products             -       0.9      (1.4)     (0.8)      6.7
  Other Operations        0.3      (0.4)      0.3      (1.4)      0.6
  Corporate and
   other                 (8.9)     (8.7)     (6.7)    (26.3)    (23.5)
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
     Total           $  132.3   $ 104.4  $  104.5  $  334.2  $  263.7
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========


(a) Timber segment operating income excludes the $10.1 million fire
     loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and the $7.8
     million gain on sale of NZ timber assets for the nine months
     ended September 30, 2006. Pro forma operating income is a non-
     GAAP measure, see Schedule H for a reconciliation to the nearest
     GAAP measure.
(b) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, see Schedule I for
     reconciliation to nearest GAAP measure.

                                - F -
                               RAYONIER
                    SELECTED OPERATING INFORMATION
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)

                          Three Months Ended        Nine Months Ended
                     ----------------------------- -------------------
                     Sept. 30, June 30,  Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                       2007      2007      2006      2007      2006
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Timber
  Western U.S. in
   millions of board
   feet                    56        72        59       207       223
  Eastern U.S. in
   thousands of
   short green tons     1,498     1,293       926     4,434     3,377

Real Estate
  Acres sold
  Development               -     3,882     4,606     4,005     5,357
  Rural                 5,190       156     1,426    11,213    13,699
  Northwest U.S.          386       210        58       744        62
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
  Total                 5,576     4,248     6,090    15,962    19,118

Performance Fibers
  Sales Volume
  Cellulose
   specialties, in
   thousands of
   metric tons            119       111       112       344       337
  Absorbent
   materials, in
   thousands of
   metric tons             72        56        68       183       196
  Production as a
   percent of
   capacity              97.2%     98.6%    101.9%     98.1%    100.1%

Lumber
  Sales volume, in
   millions of board
   feet                    88        87        91       248       267


                                - G -
                               RAYONIER
                 RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
         (millions of dollars, except per share information)


CASH AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION:
                                   Nine Months Ended
                                 ----------------------
                                 Sept. 30,    Sept. 30,
                                   2007         2006
                                 ---------    ---------
 Cash provided by operating
  activities                     $  263.7     $  222.3
 Capital spending (a)               (67.4)       (88.0)
 Decrease in committed cash          26.3 (b)     10.9
 Equity based compensation
  adjustments                         2.9          4.2
 Like-kind exchange tax benefits
  on third party real estate
  sales (c)                          (3.6)        (4.1)
 Other                               (5.2)         1.0
                                 ---------    ---------
 Cash Available for Distribution $  216.7     $  146.3
                                 =========    =========
 (a) Capital spending excludes strategic acquisitions and
  dispositions.
 (b) Primarily 2006 interest paid in 2007 and previously reflected as
  a reduction in 2006 CAD.
 (c) Represents taxes that would have been paid if the Company had not
  completed LKE transactions.


PRO FORMA OPERATING INCOME, NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED RETURN ON EQUITY:
                                    Three Months Ended
                     -------------------------------------------------
                        Sept. 30,         June 30,        Sept. 30,
                           2007             2007            2006
                     ---------------- ---------------- ---------------
                               Per              Per             Per
                              Diluted          Diluted         Diluted
                        $      Share     $      Share    $      Share
                     ------- -------- ------- -------- ------ --------
Operating Income     $ 92.7           $ 55.7           $65.8
  Forest fire loss        -             10.1               -
                     -------          -------          ------
Pro Forma Operating
 Income              $ 92.7           $ 65.8           $65.8
                     =======          =======          ======

Net Income           $ 71.5    $0.90  $ 33.3   $ 0.42  $55.1   $ 0.70
  Tax reserves and
   associated
   interest               -        -       -        -   (5.3)   (0.07)
  Forest fire loss        -        -    10.1     0.13      -        -
                     ------- -------- ------- -------- ------ --------
Pro Forma Net Income $ 71.5    $0.90  $ 43.4   $ 0.55  $49.8   $ 0.63
                     ======= ======== ======= ======== ====== ========

                             Nine Months Ended
                     ---------------------------------
                        Sept. 30,        Sept. 30,
                           2007             2006
                     ---------------- ----------------
                               Per              Per
                              Diluted          Diluted
                        $      Share     $      Share
                     ------- -------- ------- --------
Operating Income     $203.6           $161.9
  Sale of New Zealand
   timber assets          -             (7.8)
  Forest fire loss     10.1                -
                     -------          -------
Pro Forma Operating
 Income              $213.7           $154.1
                     =======          =======

Net Income           $139.9    $1.77  $121.2   $ 1.55
  Sale of New Zealand
   timber assets          -        -    (6.5)   (0.08)
  Tax reserves and
   associated
   interest               -        -    (5.3)   (0.07)
  Forest fire loss     10.1     0.13       -        -
                     ------- -------- ------- --------
Pro Forma Net Income $150.0    $1.90  $109.4   $ 1.40
                             ========         ========
Annualized pro forma
 net income          $200.0           $145.9
Divided by: average
 equity              $950.9           $908.7
                     -------          -------
Adjusted ROE           21.0%            16.1%
                     =======          =======

                                - H -
                               RAYONIER
                 RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)


ADJUSTED EBITDA:
                                         Real    Performance   Wood
                               Timber    Estate    Fibers    Products
                              -------- --------- ----------- ---------
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2007
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                $  30.2  $   48.7  $      57.5 $    1.7
   Income tax expense               -         -            -        -
   Interest, net                    -         -            -        -
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                  (4.1)      1.8          2.1     (1.7)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                       2.0       2.6          0.1        -
                              -------- --------- ----------- ---------
   Adjusted EBITDA            $  28.1  $   53.1  $      59.7 $      -
                              ======== ========= =========== =========

June 30, 2007
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                $  39.2  $   27.0  $      43.4 $   (0.8)
   Income tax expense               -         -            -        -
   Interest, net                    -         -            -        -
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                  (6.4)     (0.6)         5.3      1.7
   Other balance sheet
    changes                       4.4       0.2          0.1        -
                              -------- --------- ----------- ---------
   Adjusted EBITDA            $  37.2  $   26.6  $      48.8 $    0.9
                              ======== ========= =========== =========

September 30, 2006
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                $  24.7  $   39.4  $      37.8 $    0.8
   Income tax expense               -         -            -        -
   Interest, net                    -         -            -        -
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                  (1.3)      0.7          2.8     (2.2)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                       3.9       3.8          0.5        -
                              -------- --------- ----------- ---------
   Adjusted EBITDA            $  27.3  $   43.9  $      41.1 $   (1.4)
                              ======== ========= =========== =========

Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2007
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                $ 116.7  $   94.7  $     146.3 $   (0.4)
   Income tax expense               -         -            -        -
   Interest, net                    -         -            -        -
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                  (8.1)      0.2          4.6     (0.4)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                       4.7       3.6            -        -
                              -------- --------- ----------- ---------
   Adjusted EBITDA            $ 113.3  $   98.5  $     150.9 $   (0.8)
                              ======== ========= =========== =========

September 30, 2006
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                $ 121.6  $   65.6  $      82.2 $    7.8
   Income tax expense               -         -            -        -
   Interest, net                    -         -            -        -
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                  (3.6)      1.6         16.8     (1.1)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                      (8.6)      3.7          0.6        -
                              -------- --------- ----------- ---------
   Adjusted EBITDA            $ 109.4  $   70.9  $      99.6 $    6.7
                              ======== ========= =========== =========



ADJUSTED EBITDA:
                                   Other       Corporate
                                 Operations    and other      Total
                                ------------ ------------- -----------
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2007
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                  $       3.7  $       (9.6) $    132.2
   Income tax expense                     -           7.6         7.6
   Interest, net                          -          13.4        13.4
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                        (3.5)        (35.0)      (40.4)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                             0.1          14.7        19.5
                                ------------ ------------- -----------
   Adjusted EBITDA              $       0.3  $       (8.9) $    132.3
                                ============ ============= ===========

June 30, 2007
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                  $      (1.2) $      (28.4) $     79.2
   Income tax expense                     -           9.9         9.9
   Interest, net                          -          12.4        12.4
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                        (3.1)         11.6         8.5
   Other balance sheet
    changes                             3.9         (14.2)       (5.6)
                                ------------ ------------- -----------
   Adjusted EBITDA              $      (0.4) $       (8.7) $    104.4
                                ============ ============= ===========

September 30, 2006
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                  $      (2.0) $      (11.5) $     89.2
   Income tax expense                     -           2.8         2.8
   Interest, net                          -           8.1         8.1
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                         2.1         (15.0)      (12.9)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                             0.2           8.9        17.3
                                ------------ ------------- -----------
   Adjusted EBITDA              $       0.3  $       (6.7) $    104.5
                                ============ ============= ===========

Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2007
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                  $      (4.8) $      (88.8) $    263.7
   Income tax expense                     -          25.1        25.1
   Interest, net                          -          38.4        38.4
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                        (0.6)          2.0        (2.3)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                             4.0          (3.0)        9.3
                                ------------ ------------- -----------
   Adjusted EBITDA              $      (1.4) $      (26.3) $    334.2
                                ============ ============= ===========

September 30, 2006
   Cash provided by operating
    activities                  $       5.6  $      (60.5) $    222.3
   Income tax expense                     -          12.6        12.6
   Interest, net                          -          28.1        28.1
   Working capital increases
    (decreases)                        (5.2)        (12.4)       (3.9)
   Other balance sheet
    changes                             0.2           8.7         4.6
                                ------------ ------------- -----------
   Adjusted EBITDA              $       0.6  $      (23.5) $    263.7
                                ============ ============= ===========


                                - I -
                               RAYONIER
    RECONCILIATION OF STATUTORY INCOME TAX TO REPORTED INCOME TAX
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 (unaudited)
              (millions of dollars, except percentages)


                Three Months Ended             Nine Months Ended
           ----------------------------- -----------------------------
             Sept. 30,      Sept. 30,      Sept. 30,      Sept. 30,
               2007           2006           2007           2006
           -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
              $      %       $      %       $      %       $      %
           ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------

Income
tax
provision
at the
U.S.
statutory
rate       $(27.7) (35.0) $(20.2) (35.0) $(57.7) (35.0) $(46.9) (35.0)

REIT
income
not
subject
to
federal
tax          23.9   30.2    14.4   25.0    43.6   26.4    33.8   25.3

Lost
deduction
on REIT
interest
expense
and
overhead
expenses
associated
with REIT
activities   (3.8)  (4.9)   (2.8)  (4.9)   (9.8)  (5.9)   (8.7)  (6.5)

Foreign,
state and
local
income
taxes,
foreign
exchange
rate
changes
and
permanent
differ-
ences        (0.1)     -     0.5    0.7       -      -     2.3    1.6
           ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------

Income
tax
expense
before
discrete
items(1)   $ (7.7)  (9.7) $ (8.1) (14.2) $(23.9) (14.5) $(19.5) (14.6)

Return to
accrual
adjustment    2.0    2.5    (1.2)  (2.1)    2.0    1.3    (0.3)  (0.2)

Taxing
authority
settle-
ments
and FIN 48
adjust-
ments        (5.5)  (7.0)    4.8    8.3    (5.5)  (3.3)    5.3    4.0

Change in
valuation
allowance     3.6    4.6       -      -     3.6    2.1       -      -

Deferred
tax
adjust-
ments/
other           -      -     1.8    3.2    (1.3)  (0.8)    1.9    1.4
           ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------

Income
tax
expense(1) $ (7.6)  (9.6) $ (2.7)  (4.8) $(25.1) (15.2) $(12.6)  (9.4)
           ======= ====== ======= ====== ======= ====== ======= ======


(1) The effective tax rate before discrete items and excluding the
     forest fires loss was 13.7 percent for the nine months ended
     September 30, 2007. For the same period, the effective tax rate
     including discrete items and excluding the forest fires loss was
     14.3 percent.

                                - J -

CONTACT: Rayonier, Jacksonville
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