Stora Enso 25 April 2013: Announcement with a reference to Chapter 9, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

Helsinki, Finland, April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 25 April at 16.30 EET

Stora Enso Oyj was informed on 25 April 2013 that the number of shares in the Company held by Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has decreased below 5% of the paid-up share capital and the number of shares in Stora Enso Oyj following a share lending transaction on 24 April 2013 in which Norges Bank is the lender.

With reference to Chapter 9, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, Stora Enso Oyj is reporting that as of 24 April 2013 the shareholding of Norges Bank is as follows:

Norges Bank Number of R shares Number of votes % of shares % of votes
1 532 114 153 211 0.19 0.06

The holding of Norges Bank has been calculated according to the share capital registered on 24 April 2013.

For further information, please contact:
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 2046 21242

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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