INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


M-real Corporation Stock Exchange Bulletin 23.2.2004 at 10.15

INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
                                  
M-real  Corporation’s  shareholders are invited to  attend  the  Annual
General  Meeting to be held at 2 pm on Monday 15 March 2004  in  M-real
Corporation’s Head Office at Revontulentie 6, 02100 Espoo, Finland.

The  meeting  will address matters to be handled by the Annual  General
Meeting  as stipulated by the Finnish Companies Act and Article  10  of
the company’s Articles of Association.

Shareholders who are registered in the company’s shareholder  register,
kept  by  the  Finnish Central Depository Ltd, no later than  Friday  5
March 2004 are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Shareholders wishing to attend the meeting should notify the company no
later  than 4 pm on 11 March 2004, either by phone on +358 1046  94530,
by  fax on +358 1046 94529, by e-mail to eija.niittynen@m-real.com,  or
in  writing to M-real Corporation, Ms Eija Niittynen, Revontulentie  6,
02100  Espoo,  Finland.  Any proxies should  be  submitted  during  the
advance registration.

Shareholders  may  view  the  documents  pertaining  to  the  financial
statements  at the company’s Head Office during the week preceding  the
Annual  General  Meeting.  Copies  of  documents  will  be  sent  to  a
shareholder upon request.

The  Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting that
a  dividend of EUR 0.30 per share be paid for the financial year  ended
on  31 December 2003. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who are
registered  in  the  shareholder register  maintained  by  the  Finnish
Central  Depository Ltd on the record date. The record date decided  on
by the Board of Directors is 18 March 2004. The Board of Directors will
propose to the Annual General Meeting that the dividend be paid  on  25
March 2004.

The  printed version of the company’s Annual Report will be published  in
week 10.

Espoo, Finland, 5th February 2004


M-real Corporation


BOARD OF DIRECTORS



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