Metsä Board’s divestment of 7.3 percentage point shareholding in Metsä Fibre to Itochu Corporation closed
Metsä Board Corporation Stock Exchange Release 3 May 2012 at 16.30 EET
Metsä Board Corporation, part of Metsä Group, announced on 11 April 2012 that it had agreed to divest 7.3 percentage points of its shareholding in Metsä Fibre Oy to the Japan-based Itochu Corporation.
The closing of the divestment was subject to German competition authority approval. The divestment was closed on 3 May 2012 based on earlier announced facts.
After the closing of the transaction, Metsä Board owns 24.9 per cent, Metsäliitto Cooperative 50.2 per cent and Itochu Corporation 24.9 per cent of Metsä Fibre.
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