Acquisition of Henry Cooke finalized

Acquisition of Henry Cooke finalized Billerud has today, after approval by the British competition authority, the OFT, acquired 100 percent of the shares in the British packaging paper company Henry Cooke Ltd. Stockholm 27 February 2004 Billerud AB (publ) Bert Östlund President & CEO For further information, please contact: Bert Östlund, +46 8 553 335 01 For further information about Billerud, please visit ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download:

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BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.