Stora Enso to restart production at Enocell Pulp Mill

STORA ENSO OYJ PRESS RELEASE 28 September 2009 at 06.00 GMT                     
Stora Enso is restarting production at Enocell Pulp Mill in Finland.            

The restart is supported by the improvement in the market situation since the   
beginning of the summer. However, the market situation remains very challenging.
The objective in the short and long term is to improve competitive business     
conditions for Enocell Pulp Mill to secure its economic viability.              
                                                                                
Enocell Pulp Mill at Uimaharju in eastern Finland has been temporarily shut down
since the end of March 2009. Production at the mill is scheduled to resume at   
the beginning of November 2009.                                                 


For further information, please contact:                                        
Juha Vanhainen, Country Manager Finland, tel. +358 2046 21343                   
Jukka Heiko, Managing Director, Enocell Oy, tel. +358 2046 28000                
Päivi Kauhanen, Director, Communications in Finland, tel. +358 2046 21292       


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Stora Enso is the world leader in forest industry sustainability. We offer our  
customers solutions based on renewable raw materials. Our products provide a    
climate-friendly alternative to many non-renewable materials, and have a smaller
carbon footprint. Stora Enso is included in the Global 100 list of the world's  
most sustainable companies. Stora Enso is also listed in the Dow Jones          
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Index. Stora Enso employs 29 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2008        
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                
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