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Rayonier Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

October 22, 2008

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) today reported third quarter income from continuing operations of $40 million, or 50 cents per share, compared to $70 million, or 89 cents per share, in third quarter 2007. Year-to-date income from continuing operations was $118 million, or $1.48 per share, compared to $138 million, or $1.75 per share, in the first nine months of 2007. Year-to-date 2007 included a special item charge of $10 million, or 13 cents per share, for timber damaged by forest fires.

Third quarter net income was $30 million, or 37 cents per share compared to $71 million, or 90 cents per share, in 2007. Year-to-date net income was $108 million, or $1.36 per share compared to $140 million, or $1.77 per share, in 2007. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, net income included a discontinued operations loss of $10 million, or 13 cents per share, primarily due to one-time tax charges related to the planned sale of our New Zealand holdings. For the comparable 2007 periods, income from discontinued operations was $1 million and $2 million, respectively.

Lee M. Thomas, Chairman, President and CEO said, "Given the challenging economic conditions, we continued to perform well and generated strong cash flows. We are still experiencing high demand for our Performance Fibers products and non-strategic timberlands which has partially mitigated the softness in our timber business resulting from the weak housing market."

Cash provided by operating activities was $248 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 compared to $264 million in 2007. Year-to-date cash available for distribution(1) was $159 million compared to $210 million in 2007. (See Schedule H for more details.)

Timber

Sales of $41 million declined $7 million from third quarter 2007, while operating income decreased $13 million to a $0.6 million operating loss. Year-to-date 2008 sales of $138 million were $25 million below the comparable prior year period, while operating income of $20 million decreased $36 million, excluding a loss of $10.1 million, or 13 cents per share, for timber damaged by forest fires in 2007.

In the Western region, sawtimber prices declined due to the weak housing market and oversupply of salvaged timber from a December 2007 storm. Additionally, costs increased from the prior year period primarily due to $3 million of higher depletion expense this quarter resulting from last quarter's timberland acquisition in the Northwest.

In the Eastern region, sales volumes shifted from sawtimber to pulpwood in response to the weak housing market and strong pulpwood demand. The shift in sales mix resulted in lower margins as pulpwood prices are below sawtimber prices but depletion cost per ton is comparable.

Despite lower operating earnings, the Timber segment generated $18 million and $79 million of EBITDA(1) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively.

Based on current conditions, the Company expects to continue its planned reduction in sawtimber harvest for the balance of the year, thereby preserving higher-value timber until markets improve.

Real Estate

Sales of $26 million were $30 million below third quarter 2007, while operating income of $14 million declined $34 million. For the nine month period, sales and operating income were $79 million and $50 million, declining $27 million and $36 million from 2007, respectively.

The 2008 results reflect a mix shift within the segment. Third quarter 2008 included $17 million of non-strategic timberland sales while third quarter 2007 reflected a $47 million sale of 3,100 acres to an industrial buyer.

Performance Fibers

Sales of $210 million were $21 million above third quarter 2007, while operating income of $43 million was comparable. For the nine month period, sales of $572 million were $49 million above the prior year period, while operating income of $117 million was $16 million above 2007.

For the quarter, increased prices and improved cellulose specialty volumes offset lower absorbent material volumes and higher chemical, wood, energy and maintenance costs. The increased prices included a cost-related surcharge for cellulose specialty shipments effective September 1, 2008. Year-to-date, increased prices and lower depreciation expense more than offset cost increases.

Other Items

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, corporate expenses were $7 million and $23 million, down $2 million and $4 million from the prior year periods, respectively, primarily due to lower incentive compensation expense.

Interest expense of $10 million was $4 million below third quarter 2007 while year-to-date interest expense of $33 million was $9 million below the prior year period. These declines reflect lower interest rates which more than offset higher average debt balances due to strategic timberland acquisitions. In addition, interest expense benefited from a favorable IRS settlement in third quarter 2008.

The effective tax rate from continuing operations before discrete items was 15.6 percent and 16.0 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 compared to 10.1 percent and 14.4 percent for the prior year periods. The increased rates were due to proportionately higher earnings from the Company's taxable REIT subsidiary.

Including discrete items, third quarter income tax was a benefit of $1 million, reflecting a $4 million favorable IRS settlement and other positive discrete adjustments. (See Schedule J for further details.)

Outlook

"Our strong balance sheet and diverse mix of businesses enable us to continue generating strong cash flow during these uncertain economic times," said Thomas. "With low debt levels and no near-term maturities, we have significant operating flexibility. Additionally, our Performance Fibers business has long-term contracts extending into 2011 covering nearly all of our high-value cellulose specialties production."

"Given the continued weak outlook for sawtimber, we expect full year 2008 earnings to be below the prior year period. In Performance Fibers, results are expected to improve with strong demand for our cellulose specialty products more than offsetting escalating raw material, energy and transportation costs," said Thomas. "In Real Estate, we anticipate continued interest for our non-strategic timberlands. Overall, cash available for distribution in 2008 is anticipated to be well above dividend requirements."

Further Information

A conference call will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.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. Investors may also choose to access the "listen only" conference call by dialing 888-215-6825. Supplemental materials are available at the website. A replay will be available on the site shortly after the call.

For further information, visit the company's website 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.

(1) Cash available for distribution (CAD) and EBITDA are non-GAAP measures defined and reconciled to GAAP in the attached exhibits.

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 one of the world's leading producers 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. More information is available at www.rayonier.com.

Certain statements in this document regarding anticipated financial outcomes including earnings guidance, if any, business and market conditions, outlook and other similar statements relating to Rayonier's future 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. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on these statements.

The following important factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements that may have been made in this document: the effect of the current financial crisis, which is impacting many areas of our economy, including the availability and cost of credit, pricing of raw materials and energy and demand for our products and real estate; the cyclical and competitive nature of the industries in which we operate; fluctuations in demand for, or supply of, our forest products and real estate offerings; entry of new competitors into our markets; changes in global economic conditions and world events, including political changes in particular regions or countries; changes in energy and raw material prices, particularly for our performance fibers and wood products businesses; impacts of the rising cost of fuel, including the cost and availability of transportation for our products, both domestically and internationally, and the cost and availability of third party logging and trucking services; unanticipated equipment maintenance and repair requirements at our manufacturing facilities; the geographic concentration of a significant portion of our timberland; our ability to identify, finance and complete timberland acquisitions; 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, or increase the cost of doing so; adverse weather conditions, natural disasters and other catastrophic events such as hurricanes, wind storms and wildfires, which can adversely affect our timberlands and the production, distribution and availability of our products and raw materials such as wood, energy and chemicals; interest rate and currency movements; our capacity to incur additional debt, and any decision we may make to do so; changes in tariffs, taxes or treaties relating to the import and export of our products or those of our competitors; the ability to complete like-kind-exchanges of property; changes in key management and personnel; our ability to continue to qualify as a REIT and to fund distributions using cash generated through our taxable REIT subsidiaries; and changes in tax laws that could reduce the benefits associated with REIT status.

In addition, specifically with respect to our Real Estate business, the following important factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements that may have been made in this document: the cyclical nature of the real estate business generally, including fluctuations in demand for both entitled and unentitled property; the lengthy, uncertain and costly process associated with the ownership, entitlement and development of real estate, especially in Florida, which also may be affected by changes in law, policy and political factors beyond our control; the potential for legal challenges to entitlements and permits in connection with our properties; unexpected delays in the entry into or closing of real estate transactions; the existence of competing developers and communities in the markets in which we own property; the pace of development and the rate and timing of absorption of existing entitled property in the markets in which we own property; changes in the demographics affecting projected population growth and migration to the Southeastern U.S.; changes in environmental laws and regulations, including laws regarding water withdrawal and management and delineation of wetlands, that may restrict or adversely impact our ability to sell or develop properties; the cost of the development of property generally, including the cost of property taxes, labor and construction materials; the timing of construction and availability of public infrastructure; and the availability of financing for real estate development and mortgage loans.

Additional factors are 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 is required by law.

                               RAYONIER
                         FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
         (millions of dollars, except per share information)

                           Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                      ---------------------------- -------------------
                      Sept. 30, June 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                        2008      2008     2007      2008      2007
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
Profitability
 Sales                $  308.1  $ 295.0  $  324.1  $  878.2  $  890.0
 Operating income     $   49.0  $  53.7  $   91.7  $  162.3  $  201.6
 Pro forma operating
  income (a)          $   49.0  $  53.7  $   91.7  $  162.3  $  211.7
 Income from
  continuing
  operations          $   39.7  $  38.2  $   70.3  $  117.5  $  138.2
 (Loss) / income from
  discontinued
  operations          $   (9.9) $  (0.8) $    1.2  $   (9.8) $    1.6
 Net income           $   29.8  $  37.4  $   71.5  $  107.7  $  139.8
 Income per diluted
  common share
   Continuing
    operations        $   0.50  $  0.48  $   0.89  $   1.48  $   1.75
   Pro forma income
    from continuing
    operations (a)    $   0.50  $  0.48  $   0.89  $   1.48  $   1.88
   Net income         $   0.37  $  0.47  $   0.90  $   1.36  $   1.77
 Pro forma operating
  income as a percent
  of sales (a)            15.9%    18.2%     28.3%     18.5%     23.8%
 Average diluted
  shares (millions)       79.6     79.4      79.1      79.4      78.8


                                Nine Months Ended
                                  September 30,
                                ------------------
                                  2008     2007
                                -------- ---------
Capital Resources and
 Liquidity
  Cash provided by
   operating
   activities                   $ 248.2  $  263.7
  Cash used for
   investing
   activities                   $(308.2) $  (83.5)
  Cash used for
   financing
   activities                   $ (65.3) $ (128.9)
Adjusted EBITDA (b)
 (d)                            $ 282.9  $  334.2
Cash Available for
 Distribution (CAD)
 (c) (d)                        $ 159.4  $  210.2

                                09/30/08 12/31/07
                                -------- ---------
Debt                            $ 794.3  $  749.8
Debt / capital                     44.2%     43.3%
Cash                            $  55.0  $  181.1

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

                                - A -
                                RAYONIER
                       FOOTNOTES FOR SCHEDULE A
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)

(a)   Pro forma operating income and income from operations are non-
       GAAP measures. See Schedule H for reconciliation to the nearest
       GAAP measure.
(b)   Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes,
       depreciation, depletion, amortization and the non-cash cost
       basis of real estate sold. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP
       measure of the 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 the tax benefits associated with certain strategic
       acquisitions, the change in committed cash, less cash provided
       by discontinued operations 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, 2008 (unaudited)
         (millions of dollars, except per share information)

                       Three Months Ended          Nine Months Ended
                -------------------------------- ---------------------
                 Sept. 30,  June 30,   Sept. 30,  Sept. 30,  Sept. 30,
                   2008       2008       2007       2008       2007
                ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Sales               $308.1     $295.0     $324.1     $878.2     $890.0
                ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Costs and
 expenses
   Cost of
    sales (a)        243.6      227.4      217.3      673.3      646.1
   Selling and
    general
    expenses          16.1       16.8       16.8       47.7       48.6
   Other
    operating
    income, net      (0.6)      (2.9)      (1.7)      (5.1)      (6.3)
                ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Operating
 income (a)           49.0       53.7       91.7      162.3      201.6
Interest
 expense            (10.5)     (11.7)     (15.0)     (33.4)     (42.2)
Interest and
 other income,
 net                   0.3        0.6        1.3        2.2        3.2
                ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Income before
 taxes                38.8       42.6       78.0      131.1      162.6
Income tax
 expense               0.9      (4.4)      (7.7)     (13.6)     (24.4)
                ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Income from
 continuing
 operations           39.7       38.2       70.3      117.5      138.2
(Loss) / income
 from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net                 (9.9)      (0.8)        1.2      (9.8)        1.6
                ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Net income           $29.8      $37.4      $71.5     $107.7     $139.8
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========
Income per
 Common Share:
   Basic
    Continuing
     operations      $0.51      $0.49      $0.90      $1.50      $1.78
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========
    Net income       $0.38      $0.48      $0.92      $1.37      $1.80
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========
   Diluted
    Continuing
     operations      $0.50      $0.48      $0.89      $1.48      $1.75
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========
    Net income       $0.37      $0.47      $0.90      $1.36      $1.77
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========

    Pro forma
     income
     from
     continuing
     operations
     (b)             $0.50      $0.48      $0.89      $1.48      $1.88
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========
Weighted
 average Common
Shares used for
 determining
    Basic EPS   78,580,895 78,377,396 77,760,290 78,404,815 77,454,510
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========
    Diluted EPS 79,571,363 79,397,487 79,059,474 79,389,285 78,794,204
                ========== ========== ========== ========== ==========


(a) Cost of sales and operating income for the nine months ended
     September 30, 2007 include a $10.1 million charge, for timber
     destroyed by forest fires. Cost of sales and operating income for
     the nine months ended September 30, 2007, excluding the fire
     losses were $636.0 million and $211.7 million, respectively.

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

                                - C -
                               RAYONIER
 BUSINESS SEGMENT SALES, OPERATING INCOME (LOSS), AND ADJUSTED EBITDA
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)

                           Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                      ---------------------------- -------------------
                      Sept. 30, June 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                        2008      2008     2007      2008      2007
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
Sales
 Timber               $   40.5  $  52.8  $   47.4  $  137.9  $  163.1
 Real Estate              26.0     23.4      56.0      78.8     106.1
 Performance Fibers
    Cellulose
     specialties         156.8    147.0     137.6     436.5     396.1
    Absorbent
     materials            53.3     40.1      51.2     135.6     126.9
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
      Total
       Performance
       Fibers            210.1    187.1     188.8     572.1     523.0
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
 Wood Products            24.1     24.5      24.3      67.5      67.8
 Other Operations          7.4      7.2       7.6      21.9      30.0
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
      Total sales     $  308.1  $ 295.0  $  324.1  $  878.2  $  890.0
                      ========= ======== ========= ========= =========

Pro forma operating
 income/(loss) (a)
 Timber               $   (0.6) $  10.1  $   11.9  $   20.4  $   56.7
 Real Estate              14.0     14.6      47.7      50.4      86.8
 Performance Fibers       43.0     36.7      43.1     116.8     101.2
 Wood Products             0.3     (0.3)     (1.5)     (2.6)     (5.5)
 Other Operations         (0.3)     0.5      (0.6)     (0.1)     (1.1)
 Corporate and other      (7.4)    (7.9)     (8.9)    (22.6)    (26.4)
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
    Pro forma
     operating income
     (a)              $   49.0  $  53.7  $   91.7  $  162.3  $  211.7
                      ========= ======== ========= ========= =========


Adjusted EBITDA by
 Segment (b)
   Timber             $   18.3  $  30.9  $   28.1  $   79.4  $  113.3
   Real Estate            22.2     19.3      53.1      68.5      98.5
   Performance Fibers     57.1     49.6      59.7     154.9     150.9
   Wood Products           1.5      1.0         -       1.4      (0.8)
   Other Operations        0.4      1.1       0.3       1.0      (1.4)
   Corporate and
    other                 (7.3)    (7.9)     (8.9)    (22.3)    (26.3)
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
   Total              $   92.2  $  94.0  $  132.3  $  282.9  $  334.2
                      ========= ======== ========= ========= =========


(a) Timber segment pro forma operating income excludes the $10.1
     million fire loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.
     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.

                                - D -
                               RAYONIER
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AND STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                 Sept. 30,   Dec. 31,
                                                   2008        2007
                                                ----------- ----------
 Assets
     Current assets                             $    361.5   $  396.2
     Timber and timberlands, net of depletion
      and amortization                             1,273.3    1,117.2
     Property, plant and equipment                 1,379.9    1,340.2
     Less - accumulated depreciation              (1,027.6)    (994.4)
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                     352.3      345.8
                                                ----------- ----------
     Investment in New Zealand JV                        -       62.8
     Other assets                                    153.9      157.0
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                $  2,141.0   $2,079.0
                                                =========== ==========
 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
     Current liabilities                        $    218.8   $  218.4
     Long-term debt                                  770.3      694.3
     Non-current liabilities for dispositions
      and discontinued operations                     96.6      103.6
     Other non-current liabilities                    53.4       81.6
     Shareholders' equity                          1,001.9      981.1
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                $  2,141.0   $2,079.0
                                                =========== ==========
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                  Nine Months Ended
                                                ----------------------
                                                 Sept. 30,  Sept. 30,
                                                   2008        2007
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash provided by operating activities:
     Net Income                                 $    107.7   $  139.8
     Depreciation, depletion, amortization and
      non-cash basis of real estate sold             119.7      122.7
     Non-cash charge for forest fire losses              -        9.6
     Other non-cash items included in income          23.2        4.0
     Changes in working capital and other
      assets and liabilities                          (2.4)     (12.4)
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                     248.2      263.7
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash used for investing activities:
     Capital expenditures                            (74.9)     (67.4)
     Purchase of timberlands and wood chipping
      facilities                                    (229.5)     (12.4)
     Decrease / (increase) in restricted cash          4.6       (0.4)
     Other                                            (8.4)      (3.3)
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                    (308.2)     (83.5)
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash used for financing activities:
     Borrowings, net of repayments                    44.4      (38.6)
     Dividends paid                                 (117.6)    (111.6)
     Issuance of common shares                         8.2       15.0
     Repurchase of common shares                      (3.7)         -
     Excess tax benefits from equity-based
      compensation                                     3.4        6.3
                                                ----------- ----------
                                                     (65.3)    (128.9)
                                                ----------- ----------
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash              (0.8)       0.6
                                                ----------- ----------
 Cash and cash equivalents:
     (Decrease) / increase in cash and cash
      equivalents                                   (126.1)      51.9
     Balance, beginning of year                      181.1       40.2
                                                ----------- ----------
     Balance, end of period                     $     55.0   $   92.1
                                                =========== ==========

                                - E -
                               RAYONIER
                 SELECTED SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)


            Debt Maturity Schedule at October 1, 2008 (a)

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Instrument &                                                    There-
 Rates         Total   2009     2010  2011   2012   2013  2014  after
-------------- ------ ------   ----- ------ ------ ----- ------ ------
Installment
 Notes         $327.6 $122.0(b)$   -  $93.1    $ - $   - $112.5 $    -
(8.39%-8.64%)
Senior
 Exchangeable
 Notes          300.0      -       -      -  300.0     -      -      -
(3.75%)
Revolving
 Credit
 Facility (c)   100.0      -       -  100.0      -     -      -      -
(L + 40)

Tax Exempt
 Debt
--------------

Nassau County
 (d)             23.1      -       -      -   23.1     -      -
(3.75% &
 6.20%)           5.3    0.6     0.7    0.7    0.7   0.8    0.9    0.9
Wayne County
 (d)             15.0      -       -      -      -     -      -   15.0
               ------ ------   ----- ------ ------ ----- ------ ------
(4.28%)        $771.0 $122.6   $ 0.7 $193.8 $323.8 $ 0.8 $113.4 $ 15.9
               ====== ======   ===== ====== ====== ===== ====== ======



(a) $23 million of debt was paid on October 1, 2008.
(b) Due December 31, 2009.
(c) $250 million total; $144 million available.
(d) Rate set weekly (as of October 14, 2008).

                                - F -
                               RAYONIER
    SELECTED SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA AND OPERATING INFORMATION
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)


                           Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                      ---------------------------- -------------------
                      Sept. 30, June 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                        2008      2008     2007      2008      2007
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
Timber
 Sales
   Western U.S.       $   16.6  $  24.1  $   24.2  $   61.3  $   84.3
   Eastern U.S.           23.9     28.7      23.2      76.6  $   78.8
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
      Total           $   40.5  $  52.8  $   47.4  $  137.9  $  163.1
                      ========= ======== ========= ========= =========

 Pro forma operating
  (loss) / income (a)
   Western U.S. (b)   $   (2.0) $   7.3  $   10.3  $   13.9  $   44.0
   Eastern U.S. (a)        1.5      3.0       2.3       7.1      13.9
   Other Timber           (0.1)    (0.2)     (0.7)     (0.6)     (1.2)
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
      Total           $   (0.6) $  10.1  $   11.9  $   20.4  $   56.7
                      ========= ======== ========= ========= =========


(a) Timber segment pro forma operating income excludes the $10.1
     million fire loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2007.
     Pro forma operating income is a non-GAAP measure, see Schedule H
     for a reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure.

(b) The three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 include $3.2
     million of additional timber depletion expense resulting from a
     second quarter 2008 timberland acquisition in the Northwest.



                           Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                      ---------------------------- -------------------
                      Sept. 30, June 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
                        2008      2008     2007      2008      2007
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
Timber
 Sales Volume
   Western U.S. in
    millions of board
    feet                    48       77        56       184       207
   Eastern U.S. in
    thousands of
    short green tons     1,508    1,864     1,555     4,684     4,552

Real Estate
 Acres sold
   HBU Development         294        -         -       341     4,005
   HBU Rural             2,849    5,444     5,576    14,781    11,957
   Non-Strategic
    Timberlands         10,917    6,227         -    21,217         -
                      --------- -------- --------- --------- ---------
   Total                14,060   11,671     5,576    36,339    15,962

Performance Fibers
 Sales Volume
   Cellulose
    specialties, in
    thousands of
    metric tons            124      118       119       349       344
   Absorbent
    materials, in
    thousands of
    metric tons             67       51        72       174       183
 Production as a
  percent of capacity    102.1%   100.0%     97.2%     99.0%     98.1%

Lumber
 Sales volume,
 in millions of board
  feet                      84       87        88       245       248

                                       -G-
                               RAYONIER
                 RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
         (millions of dollars, except per share information)

CASH AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION:

                               Nine Months Ended
                             ---------------------
                             Sept. 30,  Sept. 30,
                               2008       2007
                             --------- -----------
 Cash provided by operating
  activities                    $248.2      $263.7
 Capital expenditures (a)       (74.9)      (67.4)
 Decrease in committed cash        3.5        26.3(b)
 Like-kind exchange tax
  benefits on real estate
  sales (c)                      (9.0)       (3.6)
 Cash from discontinued
  operations                     (4.3)       (6.5)
 Other                           (4.1)       (2.3)
                             --------- -----------
 Cash Available for
  Distribution                  $159.4      $210.2
                             ========= ===========

 (a) Capital spending excludes strategic acquisitions.
 (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 AND INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

                                         Nine Months Ended
                             -----------------------------------------
                                  Sept. 30,            Sept. 30,
                                     2008                 2007
                             -------------------- --------------------
                                      Per Diluted          Per Diluted
                                $        Share       $        Share
                             -------- ----------- -------- -----------
Operating Income               $162.3               $201.6
  Forest fire loss                  -                 10.1
                             --------             --------
Pro Forma Operating Income     $162.3               $211.7
                             ========             ========

Income from Continuing
 Operations                    $117.5       $1.48   $138.2       $1.75
  Forest fire loss                  -           -     10.1        0.13
                             -------- ----------- -------- -----------
Pro Forma Income from
 Continuing Operations         $117.5       $1.48   $148.3       $1.88
                             ======== =========== ======== ===========

                                - H -
                               RAYONIER
                 RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
                        (millions of dollars)

ADJUSTED EBITDA:


                                                  Performance   Wood
                               Timber Real Estate   Fibers    Products
                               ====== =========== =========== ========
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2008
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                   $25.2       $24.4       $47.3   $(0.3)
  Income tax expense                -           -           -        -
  Interest, net                     -           -           -        -
  Working capital and other     (6.9)       (2.2)         9.8      1.8
                               ------ ----------- ----------- --------
  Adjusted EBITDA               $18.3       $22.2       $57.1     $1.5
                               ====== =========== =========== ========

June 30, 2008
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                   $39.9       $20.5       $21.6     $1.7
  Income tax expense                -           -           -        -
  Interest, net                     -           -           -        -
  Working capital and other     (9.0)       (1.2)        28.0    (0.7)
                               ------ ----------- ----------- --------
  Adjusted EBITDA               $30.9       $19.3       $49.6     $1.0
                               ====== =========== =========== ========

September 30, 2007
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                   $30.2       $48.7       $57.5     $1.7
  Income tax expense                -           -           -        -
  Interest, net                     -           -           -        -
  Working capital and other     (2.1)         4.4         2.2    (1.7)
                               ------ ----------- ----------- --------
  Adjusted EBITDA               $28.1       $53.1       $59.7       $-
                               ====== =========== =========== ========

Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2008
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                   $91.6       $71.1      $127.2   $(2.6)
  Income tax expense                -           -           -        -
  Interest, net                     -           -           -        -
  Working capital and other    (12.2)       (2.6)        27.7      4.0
                               ------ ----------- ----------- --------
  Adjusted EBITDA               $79.4       $68.5      $154.9     $1.4
                               ====== =========== =========== ========

September 30, 2007
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                  $116.7       $94.7      $146.3   $(0.4)
  Income tax expense                -           -           -        -
  Interest, net                     -           -           -        -
  Working capital and other     (3.4)         3.8         4.6    (0.4)
                               ------ ----------- ----------- --------
  Adjusted EBITDA              $113.3       $98.5      $150.9   $(0.8)
                               ====== =========== =========== ========



                                 Other    Corporate
                               Operations and other    Total
                               ========== ========== =========
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2008
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                        $8.4    $(11.6)     $93.4
  Income tax expense                    -        9.1       9.1
  Interest, net                         -       10.2      10.2
  Working capital and other         (8.0)     (15.0)    (20.5)
                               ---------- ---------- ---------
  Adjusted EBITDA                    $0.4     $(7.3)     $92.2
                               ========== ========== =========

June 30, 2008
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                      $(2.9)    $(26.1)     $54.7
  Income tax expense                    -        5.1       5.1
  Interest, net                         -       11.0      11.0
  Working capital and other           4.0        2.1      23.2
                               ---------- ---------- ---------
  Adjusted EBITDA                    $1.1     $(7.9)     $94.0
                               ========== ========== =========

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 and other         (3.4)     (20.3)    (20.9)
                               ---------- ---------- ---------
  Adjusted EBITDA                    $0.3     $(8.9)    $132.3
                               ========== ========== =========

Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2008
  Cash provided by operating
   activities                        $7.7    $(46.8)    $248.2
  Income tax expense                    -       24.4      24.4
  Interest, net                         -       31.1      31.1
  Working capital and other         (6.7)     (31.0)    (20.8)
                               ---------- ---------- ---------
  Adjusted EBITDA                    $1.0    $(22.3)    $282.9
                               ========== ========== =========

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 and other           3.4      (1.0)       7.0
                               ---------- ---------- ---------
  Adjusted EBITDA                  $(1.4)    $(26.3)    $334.2
                               ========== ========== =========


                                - I -
                               RAYONIER
     RECONCILIATION OF STATUTORY INCOME TAX TO REPORTED INCOME TAX
                    SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 (unaudited)
               (millions of dollars, except percentages)


                                     Continuing Operations
                          --------------------------------------------

                                       Three Months Ended
                          --------------------------------------------
                            Sept. 30,       June 30,      Sept. 30,
                              2008           2008           2007
                          -------------- -------------- --------------
                             $      %       $      %       $      %
                          ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------

Income tax provision at
 the U.S. statutory rate  $(13.6) (35.0) $(14.9) (35.0) $(27.3) (35.0)

REIT income not subject
 to federal tax              8.1   20.9    11.9   28.0    23.9   30.6

Lost deduction on REIT
 interest expense and
 overhead expenses
 associated with REIT
 activities                 (0.8)  (2.1)   (1.4)  (3.3)   (3.8)  (4.9)

Foreign, state and local
 income taxes, foreign
 exchange rate changes
 and permanent
 differences                 0.2    0.6    (0.1)  (0.2)   (0.7)  (0.8)
                          ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------

Income tax expense before
 discrete items           $ (6.1) (15.6) $ (4.5) (10.5) $ (7.9) (10.1)

Taxing authority
 settlements and FIN 48
 adjustments                 3.8    9.7       -      -    (5.5)  (7.1)

Return to accrual
 adjustment / other          3.2    8.2     0.1    0.2     5.7    7.3
                          ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ------

Income tax benefit /
 (expense)                $  0.9    2.3  $ (4.4) (10.3) $ (7.7)  (9.9)
                          ======= ====== ======= ====== ======= ======


                                 Nine Months Ended
                          -------------------------------
                            Sept. 30,       Sept. 30,
                              2008            2007
                          -------------- ----------------
                             $      %       $       %
                          ------- ------ ------- --------

Income tax provision at
 the U.S. statutory rate  $(45.9) (35.0) $(56.9)   (35.0)

REIT income not subject
 to federal tax             28.0   21.3    43.5     26.8

Lost deduction on REIT
 interest expense and
 overhead expenses
 associated with REIT
 activities                 (2.8)  (2.1)   (9.8)    (6.0)

Foreign, state and local
 income taxes, foreign
 exchange rate changes
 and permanent
 differences                (0.2)  (0.2)   (0.1)    (0.2)
                          ------- ------ ------- --------

Income tax expense before
 discrete items           $(20.9) (16.0) $(23.3)   (14.4)

Taxing authority
 settlements and FIN 48
 adjustments                 3.6    2.8    (5.8)    (3.5)

Return to accrual
 adjustment / other          3.6    2.8     4.7      2.9
                          ------- ------ ------- --------

Income tax benefit /
 (expense)                $(13.7) (10.4) $(24.4)   (15.0)
                          ======= ====== ======= ========



                                    Discontinued Operations
                              ------------------------------------
                              Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
                                Sept. 30, 2008    Sept. 30, 2008
                              ------------------ -----------------
                                  $        %         $       %
                              ---------- ------- --------- -------

Income tax provision from
 discontinued operations at
 U.S. statutory rate          $    (0.0)  (35.0) $   (0.4)  (35.0)

NOL valuation allowance (a)        (5.8)    n/m      (5.8)    n/m

Reversal of APB 23 election
 (a)                               (4.4)    n/m      (4.4)    n/m

Other                               0.2     n/m      (0.2)    n/m
                              ---------- ------- --------- -------

Income tax provision from
 discontinued operations      $   (10.0)    n/m  $  (10.8)    n/m
                              ========== ======= ========= =======



(a) The Company's decision to offer its New Zealand operations for
 sale in the third quarter of 2008 resulted in (1) the establishment
 of a $5.8 million valuation allowance on a New Zealand net operating
 loss carryforward, and (2) the reversal of the Company's Accounting
 Principles Board Opinion 23 election and recognition of a $4.4
 million liability for U.S. taxes on unremitted earnings.

n/m = not meaningful

                                - J -

Source: Rayonier

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