Extended investigation of the Metsa Tissue transaction

Extended investigation of the Metsa Tissue transaction The EU Commission has decided to extend the investigation of SCA's acquisition of Metsa Tissue. The decision means that the examination of the transaction may continue for another four months. In the sale- and purchase agreement SCA has committed to provide the Commission with certain, limited undertakings. So far these undertakings have been deemed insufficient by the Commission. SCA and Metsa-Serla will now enter the second phase of the proceedings with the common objective of getting the transaction cleared by the Commission. Stockholm 27 September 2000 SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ) Corporate Communications For further information please contact: Sverker Martin-Löf, President and CEO. Phone +46 8 788 51 51. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/27/20000927BIT00060/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/27/20000927BIT00060/bit0002.pdf

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The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe's largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2017 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 1617 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com.