M-REAL EGM AUTHORIZES THE BOARD TO DECID


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M-real Corporation Stock Exchange Bulletin 6.9.2004 at 1.30 p.m.

M-REAL EGM AUTHORIZES THE BOARD TO DECIDE ON RIGHTS OFFERING

The Extraordinary General Meeting of M-real Corporation today
resolved to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on the
increase of the Company’s share capital by issuing no more than
265,000,000 new Series B Shares so that the share capital may be
increased by no more than EUR 450,500,000.

The Board of Directors has been authorized to decide on the
subscription price and other terms and conditions of the rights
offering. The authorization does not entitle the Board of Directors
to deviate from the shareholders' pre-emptive subscription rights and
it is valid until the next Annual General Meeting.

The Extraordinary General Meeting of M-real has resolved today,
September 6, 2004, to increase the minimum amount of the share
capital to EUR 255,000,000 and maximum amount of share capital to EUR
1,020,000,000, and to increase the minimum number of Series B shares
to 125,000,000 shares and the maximum number of Series B shares to
500,000,000 shares, and to amend the Article 4 and the Article 6 of
the Articles of Association respectively.

It is expected that the Board of Directors of M-real will decide on
the terms and conditions of the rights offering on September 7, 2004.

M-REAL CORPORATION


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Anttila +358 10 4694 343 or Executive Vice President and CFO Juhani
Pöhö +358 10 4695 283



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