SCA acquires shareholding in Metsa Tissue

SCA acquires shareholding in Metsa Tissue SCA has acquired 11.17 % of the shares (10.81 after dilution) in the Finnish, listed hygiene paper company Metsa Tissue, with operations in the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland. The acquisition of this minority shareholding should be considered against the background of SCA's assessment that tissue, at least in the long term, will not constitute part of Metsä-Serla's core operations. In acquiring this shareholding, SCA is making clear its strong interest in participating in a potential transfer process. Stockholm 9 August 1999 SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ) Corporate Communications For further information please contact: Sverker Martin-Löf, President and CEO, tel: +46 8 788 51 00 SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ) Corporate Communications Box 7827, SE-103 97 STOCKHOLM, Sweden Tel +46 8-788 51 00, Fax +46 8-678 81 30 www.sca.se ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/08/09/19990809BIT00350/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/08/09/19990809BIT00350/bit0002.pdf

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The core of SCA’s business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. 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. 2016 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 15,4 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com.

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