Two new memebers elected to Metsäliitto Group's Board of Directors

Metsäliitto Group                        STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE

                                         7.11.2006 15:50



TWO NEW MEMBERS ELECTED TO METSÄLIITTO GROUP'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Metsäliitto Cooperative's Supervisory Board has elected two new members to the
Group's Board of Directors. The new members are Arto Hiltunen, 48, Managing
Director and Chairman of the Board of HOK-Elanto, M. Sc. in Economics, and Timo
Saukkonen, 43, farmer and M. Sc. in Agriculture and Forestry, from Simpele. In
addition to this, the outgoing member Unto Kotipalo, farmer, was re-elected.

Carl G. Björnberg, Chairman of Myllykoski Corporation's Board of Directors, who
has been a member of Metsäliitto's Board since 1996, resigned from the Board of
Directors as he has reached the age of 65 years. The outgoing member Pekka
Turtiainen, 63, farmer, from Savonlinna, decided not to stand for re-election.

For more information: Lauri Peltola, Group CCO, tel. +358 50 570 5606

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Metsä Groupwww.metsagroup.com Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion in 2016, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.

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