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Stora Enso 5 May 2015: Announcement with a reference to Chapter 9, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

HELSINKI, Finland, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 5 May 2015 at 15.30 EET

Stora Enso Oyj was informed on 5 May 2015 that after a return of shares lent out by Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway), the number of shares in Stora Enso Oyj held by Norges Bank has exceeded 5% of the paid-up share capital and the number of shares in Stora Enso Oyj on 4 May 2015.

With reference to Chapter 9, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, Stora Enso Oyj is reporting that as of 4 May 2015 the shareholding of Norges Bank is as follows:

Norges Bank Number of R shares Number of votes % of shares % of votes
40 345 265 4 034 527 5.12 1.69

The holding of Norges Bank has been calculated according to the share capital registered on 4 May 2015.

For further information, please contact:

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

www.storaenso.com

www.storaenso.com/investors

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace non-renewable materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 27 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2014 were EUR 10.2 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) on the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

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