Stora Enso?s non-recurring items in third quarter 2004
STORA ENSO OYJ Stock Exchange Release 8 October 2004 at 9.00
Stora Ensos non-recurring items in third quarter 2004
Stora Enso will have two non-recurring items in the third
quarter 2004 with a total positive effect of USD 90.9 (EUR 74.1)
million on operating profit.
Changes in the US healthcare plans will have a one-time positive
non-cash effect of USD 96.4 (EUR 78.6) million. This is a
reversal of expenses already taken in respect of various US
retiree healthcare programs provided to both current and future
retirees that are now being modified. In addition, the future
reduction of maintenance personnel in the USA will have a
negative severance expense effect of USD 5.5 (EUR 4.5) million
in the third quarter. The total effect on EPS will be EUR 0.05.
These measures are taken as part of the fixed cost reduction
programmes in Stora Enso North America. The changes to
healthcare plans will decrease personnel costs on an annualised
basis by USD 6.4 (EUR 5.2) million from 1 October 2004 onwards.
For further information, please contact:
Esko Mäkeläinen, CFO, tel. +44 20 7016 3115
Kai Korhonen, Senior Executive Vice President, Stora Enso Paper,
tel. +44 20 7016 3162
Kari Vainio, Executive Vice President, Corporate
Communications, tel. +44 7799 348 197
Keith B Russell, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, tel.
+44 20 7016 3146
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