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Full title: Monthly Application for Compensation / Fifth Monthly Fee Application of Polsinelli PC for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses as Co-Counsel to the Debtors and Debtors in Possession for the period from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021 Filed by Polsinelli PC. Objections due by 5/12/2021. (Attachments: # 1 Notice # 2 Exhibit A) (Katona, Shanti) (Entered: 04/21/2021)

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FIFTH MONTHLY FEE APPLICATION OF POLSINELLI PC FOR COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES AS COUNSEL TO THE DEBTORS AND DEBTORS IN POSSESSION FOR THE PERIOD FROM MARCH 1, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2021 POLSINELLI PC (“Polsinelli”), co-counsel to the debtors and debtors in possession (the “Debtors”) in the above-captioned cases (the “Cases”), submits its fifth monthly fee application (the “Application”) for approval pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 330 and 331 of its monthly compensation and reimbursement of expenses for the period from March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021 (the “Compensation Period”).On November 4, 2020 (the “Petition Date”), each of the Debtors filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) commencing the above-captioned chapter 11 Cases. b. reviewing all pleadings filed in the Cases; c. providing legal advice with respect to the Debtors’ powers and duties as debtors in possession in the continued operation of their business; d. preparing on behalf of the Debtors, as debtors in possession, necessary motions, applications, answers, orders, reports, and other legal papers in connection with the administration of the Debtors’ estates; e. appearing in court and protecting the interests of the Debtors before this Court; f. assisting with any disposition of the Debtors’ assets, by sale or otherwise; g. taking all necessary or appropriate actions in connection with any plan of reorganization and related disclosure statement and all related documents, and such further actions as may be required in connection with the administration of the Debtors’ estates; WHEREFORE, Polsinelli requests that the Court approve the Application, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a) and 331, granting it interim compensation for professional services rendered in the amount of $8,760.00, 80% of which is to be paid upon the filing of a certificate of no objection, and the sum of $106.25 for reimbursement of actual and necessary costs expended as co-counsel to the Debtors for the period from March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021.I have personally performed many of the legal services rendered by Polsinelli as co-counsel to the above-captioned debtors and debtors in possession (the “Debtors”) and am familiar with all other work performed on behalf of the Debtors by the lawyers and other employees at Polsinelli.

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: Chapter 11 Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC, et al., Case No. 20-12814 (KBO) Debtors.1 (Jointly Administered) Objection Deadline: May 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Hearing Date: Only if an objection is filed. FIFTH MONTHLY FEE APPLICATION OF POLSINELLI PC FOR COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES AS COUNSEL TO THE DEBTORS AND DEBTORS IN POSSESSION FOR THE PERIOD FROM MARCH 1, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2021 Name of Applicant: POLSINELLI PC Authorized to Provide Professional Debtors and Debtors in Possession Services to: Date of Retention: December 3, 2020, nunc pro tunc to November 4, 2020 Period for which compensation and March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021 reimbursement is sought: Amount of Compensation sought as actual, $8,760.00 reasonable and necessary: 80% of Amount of Compensation sought $7,008.00 as actual, reasonable and necessary: Amount of Expense Reimbursement sought as actual, reasonable and necessary: $106.25 Number of Professionals Included in this 2 Application: Number of Professionals Billing Less Than 1 15 Hours to the Case During this Period: 1 The last four digits of Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC’s federal taxpayer identification number are 6533. See 11 U.S.C. § 342(c)(1). The last four digits of White Mountain Tissue, LLC’s federal taxpayer identification number are 0078. See id. Prior to the sale of substantially all of their assets, the principal place of business for Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC and White Mountain Tissue, LLC was 72 Cascade Flats, Gorham, New Hampshire 03581.

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Blended Rate for All Attorneys in this $600.00 Application: Blended Rate for All Timekeepers in this $392.83 Application: This is a(n):  Monthly Interim ___Final application This is the FIFTH monthly fee application filed by Polsinelli in this case. Compensation 100% Fees 80% Fees 100% Expenses Total Period November 4, 2020 – $63,027.50 $50,422.00 $4,274.25 $67,301.75 November 30, 2020 December 1, 2020 – $42,820.00 $34,256.00 $329.50 $43,149.50 December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 – $16,182.50 $12,946.50 $278.50 $16,461.00 January 31, 2021 February 1, 2021 – $14,012.50 $11,210.00 $72.75 $14,085.25 February 28, 2021 March 1, 2021 – $8,760.00 $7,008.00 $106.25 $8,866.25 March 31, 2021

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Table 1 on page 3. Back to List of Tables
Hourly Rate
Date of First Billed in This
Name Title Section Admission Fees Billed Hours Billed Application
None None None None None None
FR Bankruptcy
Katona, Shanti M. Shareholder and Restructuring 5/1/2007 $ 3,300.00 5.50 $ 600.00
None None None None None None
Suprum, Lindsey M. Paralegal FR Bankruptcy
and Restructuring
$ 5,460.00 16.80 $ 325.00
$ 8,760.00 22.30 $ 392.83
SUMMARY OF COMPENSATION BY PROJECT CATEGORY
Table 2 on page 3. Back to List of Tables
Project Category Hours Billed Fees Sought
Assumption/Rejection of Leases & Contracts 1.20 $ 582.50
Plan & Disclosure Statement (including business plan) 1.50 $ 597.50
Polsinelli Fee Applications 2.80 $ 1,047.50
Schedules/SOFAS/UST Reports 0.80 $ 315.00
22.30 $ 8,760.00
Bankruptcy-Related Advice 3.20 $ 1,397.50
Case Administration 2.20 $ 742.50
Claims 0.50 $ 300.00
Court Hearings 2.30 $ 802.50
Employment/Fee Applications 5.20 $ 1,800.00
Financing & Cash Collateral 0.30 $ 180.00
Litigation & Other Contested Matters 0.40 $ 240.00
Other Professional Fee Application 1.90 $ 755.00
EXPENSE SUMMARY Category Amount Transcript of Proceedings $ 106.25 $ 106.25

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: Chapter 11 Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC, et al., Case No. 20-12814 (KBO) Debtors.1 (Jointly Administered) Objection Deadline: May 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Hearing Date: Only if an objection is filed. FIFTH MONTHLY FEE APPLICATION OF POLSINELLI PC FOR COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES AS COUNSEL TO THE DEBTORS AND DEBTORS IN POSSESSION FOR THE PERIOD FROM MARCH 1, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2021 POLSINELLI PC (“Polsinelli”), co-counsel to the debtors and debtors in possession (the “Debtors”) in the above-captioned cases (the “Cases”), submits its fifth monthly fee application (the “Application”) for approval pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 330 and 331 of its monthly compensation and reimbursement of expenses for the period from March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021 (the “Compensation Period”). In support thereof, Polsinelli respectfully represents as follows: I. JURISDICTION, VENUE AND STATUTORY PREDICATES FOR RELIEF SOUGHT 1. This Court has jurisdiction over this Application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1334. This is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2)(A) and (B). Venue of this proceeding and this Application is proper in this District pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409. The statutory predicates for the relief sought are sections 105(a) and 331 of the 1 The last four digits of Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC’s federal taxpayer identification number are 6533. See 11 U.S.C. § 342(c)(1). The last four digits of White Mountain Tissue, LLC’s federal taxpayer identification number are 0078. See id. Prior to the sale of substantially all of their assets, the principal place of business for Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC and White Mountain Tissue, LLC was 72 Cascade Flats, Gorham, New Hampshire 03581.

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Bankruptcy Code and the Order Establishing Procedures for Interim Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses of Professionals [Docket No. 203] entered in these Cases. II. BACKGROUND 2. On November 4, 2020 (the “Petition Date”), each of the Debtors filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) commencing the above-captioned chapter 11 Cases. The factual background regarding the Debtors, including their business operations and the events leading to the filing of these Cases, is set forth in detail in the Declaration of Richard Arnold in Support of Chapter 11 Petitions and First Day Pleadings [Docket No. 13], fully incorporated by reference therein. The Debtors have continued in the management and operation of their businesses and properties as debtors in possession pursuant to sections 1107(a) and 1108 of the Bankruptcy Code. 3. No trustee or examiner has been appointed in these Cases. On November 10, 2020, the Office of the United States Trustee appointed an official committee of unsecured creditors pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code. 4. On December 3, 2020, this Court entered an order approving the retention of Polsinelli as co-counsel to the Debtors, nunc pro tunc to the Petition Date [Docket No. 142]. III. FEES AND EXPENSES 5. Polsinelli has continuously rendered services to the Debtors during the Compensation Period, totaling 22.30 hours of professional time, comprising 5.50 hours of professional services and 16.80 hours of paraprofessional services. The services of Polsinelli are necessary to enable the Debtors to execute faithfully their duties as debtors and debtors in possession. Polsinelli has provided, and will continue to provide, services to the Debtors including the following:

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a. taking all necessary action to protect and preserve the estates of the Debtors, including the negotiation of disputes in which the Debtors are involved, the prosecution of actions on the Debtors’ behalf, the defense of any actions commenced against the Debtors, and the preparation of objections to claims filed against the Debtors’ estates; b. reviewing all pleadings filed in the Cases; c. providing legal advice with respect to the Debtors’ powers and duties as debtors in possession in the continued operation of their business; d. preparing on behalf of the Debtors, as debtors in possession, necessary motions, applications, answers, orders, reports, and other legal papers in connection with the administration of the Debtors’ estates; e. appearing in court and protecting the interests of the Debtors before this Court; f. assisting with any disposition of the Debtors’ assets, by sale or otherwise; g. taking all necessary or appropriate actions in connection with any plan of reorganization and related disclosure statement and all related documents, and such further actions as may be required in connection with the administration of the Debtors’ estates; h. performing all other legal services in connection with the Cases as may reasonably be required. 6. The total sum due to Polsinelli for professional services rendered on behalf of the Debtors for the Compensation Period is $8,760.00, 80% of which will be due and payable immediately upon approval of this Application. Polsinelli submits that the professional services it rendered on behalf of the Debtors during this time were reasonable and necessary under the circumstances. 7. Polsinelli also expended costs on behalf of the Debtors during the Compensation Period in the sum of $106.25, 100% of which will be due and payable immediately upon approval of this Application. In accordance with Rule 2016-2(e)(iii) of the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, all copying charges are billed at no more than $0.10 per page.

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8. Attached hereto as Exhibit A is the detailed invoice of Polsinelli’s fees and expenses for the Compensation Period. 9. The undersigned hereby attests that he has reviewed the requirements of Local Rule 2016-2 and this Application conforms to such requirements. WHEREFORE, Polsinelli requests that the Court approve the Application, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a) and 331, granting it interim compensation for professional services rendered in the amount of $8,760.00, 80% of which is to be paid upon the filing of a certificate of no objection, and the sum of $106.25 for reimbursement of actual and necessary costs expended as co-counsel to the Debtors for the period from March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. Dated: April 21, 2021 Respectfully submitted, Wilmington, Delaware POLSINELLI PC /s/ Shanti M. Katona Christopher A. Ward (Del. Bar No. 3877) Shanti M. Katona (Del. Bar No. 5352) 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1101 Wilmington, Delaware 19801 Telephone: (302) 252-0920 Facsimile: (302) 252-0921 cward@polsinelli.com skatona@polsinelli.com Co-Counsel for the Debtors and Debtors-In-Possession

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: Chapter 11 Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC, et al., Case No. 20-12814 (KBO) Debtors.1 (Jointly Administered) VERIFICATION OF SHANTI M. KATONA 1. I am a Shareholder in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Polsinelli PC (“Polsinelli”), which maintains offices for the practice of law at 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1101, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, among other locations across the country. I am an attorney-at-law, duly admitted, and in good standing to practice in the State of Delaware, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. 2. I have personally performed many of the legal services rendered by Polsinelli as co-counsel to the above-captioned debtors and debtors in possession (the “Debtors”) and am familiar with all other work performed on behalf of the Debtors by the lawyers and other employees at Polsinelli. 3. The facts set forth in the foregoing Application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief. 4. I have reviewed Rule 2016-2 of the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and believe that the Application for Polsinelli complies with same. 1 The last four digits of Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC’s federal taxpayer identification number are 6533. See 11 U.S.C. § 342(c)(1). The last four digits of White Mountain Tissue, LLC’s federal taxpayer identification number are 0078. See id. Prior to the sale of substantially all of their assets, the principal place of business for Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC and White Mountain Tissue, LLC was 72 Cascade Flats, Gorham, New Hampshire 03581.

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5. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, I declare under the penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated: April 21, 2021 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Shanti M. Katona Shanti M. Katona (Del. Bar. No. 5352)

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