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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 7, 2021, the Clearwater Paper Corporation (the “Company”) Board of Directors (the “Board”) elected Christine M. Vickers Tucker as Director, effective May 18, 2021.  Ms. Vickers Tucker will serve as one of the Board’s Class III directors whose members’ terms expire at the Company’s annual meeting to be held in 2023.  Ms. Vickers Tucker is expected to be appointed to the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board.
There was no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Vickers Tucker and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Vickers Tucker was elected as a director.  There are no transactions or relationships between the Company and Ms. Vickers Tucker that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Ms. Vickers Tucker will receive compensation for her service pursuant to the Company's existing directors' compensation program described in the Company's most recent Proxy, including a cash retainer for her Board and committee service and the receipt of phantom common stock units subject to the Company's Deferred Compensation Plan for Directors. She will also enter into the Company's standard indemnification agreement for directors and executive officers and be subject to the Company’s stock ownership guidelines for directors. 
On May 7, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Ms. Vickers Tucker to the Board of Directors.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 7, 2021

/s/ Michael S. Gadd
Michael S. Gadd, Corporate Secretary