Stora Enso: Announcement with reference to Chapter 2, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 9 May 2012 at 16.30 EET

Stora Enso Oyj was informed on 9 May 2012 that after a return of shares lent out by Norges Bank, the number of shares in the Company held by Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has exceeded 5% of the paid-up share capital and the number of shares in Stora Enso Oyj on 8 May 2012.

With reference to Chapter 2, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, Stora Enso Oyj is reporting that as of 8 May 2012 the shareholding of Norges Bank is as follows:

Norges Bank Number of R shares Number of votes % of shares % of votes
  40 009 761 4 000 976 5.07 1.68

The holding of Norges Bank has been calculated according to the share capital registered on 8 May 2012.

For further information, please contact:
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 2046 21242

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Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood product and packaging industry. We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso employs some 30 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2011 amounted to EUR 11.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

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