SCA to close tissue production plant in Spain

SCA will close its tissue production plant in Sant Joan de Mediona, Spain. The decision is aligned with the company’s strategy to optimize its geographic production footprint in order to drive cost and capital efficiency and further increase value creation in Tissue. SCA remains fully committed to the Spanish market, which is the Group’s sixth largest market based on sales in 2015.

The production plant has an annual capacity of 45,000 tons. Production will be discontinued in July 2016.

The restructuring costs for the closure of the production plant are expected to amount to approximately SEK 230m and will be recognized as an item affecting comparability in the second quarter of 2016. Of the restructuring costs, approximately SEK 140m is expected to be recognized as an impairment loss.

For additional information please contact:
Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, 46 8 788 51 30
Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager, 46 8 788 51 55

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2015 amounted to approximately SEK 115bn (EUR 12.3bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.

About Us

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.