EC approves formation of Billerud

EC approves formation of Billerud The European Commission Merger Task Force has today given approval to the formation of the new company Billerud, which will be 50/50 owned by Stora Enso and AssiDomän. The new company will be formed from the paper mills Gruvön (Stora Enso) and Karlsborg and Skärblacka (AssiDomän). The deal should be completed in February 2001, with formal merger and formation on 1 January 2001. Helsinki and Stockholm 22 December 2000 For further information, please contact: Bo Eriksson, Senior Vice President Stora Enso, Tel.: +46 70 578 2244 Katarina Sivander, Mangager Press Relations AssiDomän, Tel.: +46 70 667 6440 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/22/20001222BIT01410/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/22/20001222BIT01410/bit0002.pdf

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