M-real Corporation  Stock Exchange Bulletin,  17.3.2003  at 16.00

The Annual General Meeting of M-real Corporation, which was held on 17
March 2003, approved the company’s financial statements for 2002 and
granted discharge from liability to the members of the Board of
Directors and the President & CEO.

In addition, the Annual General Meeting approved M-real’s consolidated
profit and loss account and balance sheet for the financial year 1
January 2002 - 31 December 2002.


The Annual General Meeting resolved to pay a dividend of EUR 0.60 per
share for the financial year ended 31 December 2002, for a total of
EUR 107,339,655. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who on the
record date, 20 March 2003, have been entered in the company’s list of
shareholders kept by Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd. The
dividend will be paid out on 27 March 2003.

Board of Directors

The members of M-real’s Board of Directors elected by The Annual
General Meeting were Antti Oksanen, President of Metsäliitto Group,
Counsellor of Mining; Arimo Uusitalo, Counsellor of Agriculture; Timo
Haapanen, Counsellor of Agriculture; Asmo Kalpala, CEO, Tapiola Group;
Erkki Karmila, Deputy Managing Director, Nordic Investment Bank; Runar
Lillandt, Counsellor of Agriculture; Matti Niemi, Executive Vice
President of Varma-Sampo Mutual Pension Insurance Company; and Antti
Tanskanen, Chairman and CEO, OKO Bank Group. At its organization
meeting, the Board of Directors elected Antti Oksanen as its Chairman
and Arimo Uusitalo as its Vice Chairman.

The term of office of members of the Board of Directors lasts until
the end of the next Annual General Meeting.


Elected as M-real’s auditors were Göran Lindell, Authorized Public
Accountant, and the firm of independent public accountants
PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, with Ilkka Haarlaa, M. Sc. (Econ.),
Authorized Public Accountant, acting as Chief Auditor and Björn
Renlund, Authorized Public Accountant, and Jouko Malinen, Authorized
Public Accountant, acting as deputy auditors.

The term of office of the auditors and deputy auditors lasts until the
end of the next Annual General Meeting.


Veli-Matti Mynttinen
Executive Vice President & CFO

For additional information please contact:

Veli-Matti Mynttinen, Executive Vice President & CFO, M-real
Corporation, tel. +358 10 469 4655, mobile +358 50 2895

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