Stora Enso has sold its shareholding in Finnlines Plc

Stora Enso has sold its shareholding in Finnlines PlcStora Enso Oyj Stock Exchange Release 30 November 2006 at 7.00 GMTStora Enso Oyj has sold all its 2 209 340 shares in Finnlines Plc for EUR 35 million. The shares represent 5.43% of the total number of outstanding shares in Finnlines. Stora Enso will record a capital gain of EUR 33 million as a non-recurring financial item in its fourth quarter 2006 results. The shareholding in Finnlines Plc has been a non-core financial investment. The sale is consistent with Stora Enso's objective of concentrating its capital resources on its core businesses. For further information, please contact:Hannu Ryöppönen, CFO, tel. +44 20 7016 3114Kari Vainio, EVP, Corporate Communications, tel. +44 7799 348 197Keith B Russell, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +44 7775 788 659 Text version / Internet version / Print / Close