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Seppo Parvi appointed new CFO of Stora Enso

Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 17 SEPTEMBER 2013 AT 15.10 EET

Stora Enso has appointed Seppo Parvi, M.Sc., 49, as its new Chief Financial Officer. He is currently Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Food and Medical Business Area, at Ahlstrom Corporation.

Seppo Parvi has several years of CFO and business management experience from the pulp, paper and packaging industry. Prior joining Ahlstrom, he was CFO for Metsa Board (M-real) and before that worked for more than ten years in various line management positions at the packaging company Huhtamaki, including responsibilities such as paper manufacturing within Rigid Packaging Europe and General Manager for Turkey.

"Seppo Parvi has great experience in developing, leading and reshaping large international organisations. His current business responsibilities cover markets such as India and China, which are also important growth markets for Stora Enso. I am absolutely delighted that Seppo Parvi is joining our Group Leadership Team," says Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen.

Seppo Parvi will join Stora Enso at the latest during the first quarter of 2014.

For further information, please contact:

Lauri Peltola, EVP, Global Identity, tel. +358 2046 21380

Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 2046 21242

www.storaenso.com

www.storaenso.com/investors

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry.We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso employs some 28 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 10.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

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Source: Stora Enso Oyj