Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services upgraded Metsä Board's credit rating by two notches

Metsä Board Corporation Stock Exchange Release 19 February 2015 at 9.00 am EET

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Metsä Board Corporation's rating by two notches from B+ to BB. The outlook of the rating is stable.

Upgrade does not have an impact on Metsä Board’s current annual financing costs.


Further information:
Markus Holm, CFO, tel. +358 10 465 4913
Juha Laine, VP, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 10 465 4335

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Metsä Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2017, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.8 billion, and it has approximately 2,350 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.