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Stora Enso 29 May 2013: Announcement With a Reference to Chapter 9, Paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

HELSINKI, Finland, May 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 29 May at 19.30 EET

Stora Enso Oyj was informed on 29 April 2013 that after a return of shares lent out by Norges Bank, the number of shares in the Company held by Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has exceeded 5% of the paid-up share capital and the number of shares in Stora Enso Oyj on 28 May 2013.

With reference to Chapter 9, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, Stora Enso Oyj is reporting that as of 28 May 2013 the shareholding of Norges Bank is as follows:

Norges Bank Number of R shares Number of votes % of shares % of votes
40 112 138 4 011 214 5.09 1.68

The holding of Norges Bank has been calculated according to the share capital registered on 28 May 2013.

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 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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