Metsä Board cancels its Annual General Meeting of 26 March 2020

Metsä Board Corporation Stock exchange release 19 March 2020 at 9.45 a.m. EET

Metsä Board Corporation, part of Metsä Group, has, due to the pending Covid-19 status, decided to cancel its Annual General Meeting convened for the 26th of March 2020. Notice for the meeting was published on 12 February 2020.

Metsä Board takes the Covid-19 threat seriously and wants to secure a safe meeting for the company’s shareholders and employees.

The Finnish government has proposed to the parliament that state of emergency legislation be applied, including restrictions on public gatherings, and recommendations that the same principles be applied to private gatherings. As a result the Board of Directors has decided that the Annual General Meeting must not be held in these unusual circumstances. The Annual General Meeting will be convened at a later point in time to be announced when feasible.



Board of Directors


Further information:
Juhani Pitkänen, Secretary to the Board, Metsä Board, tel. +358 40 555 4982

Metsä Board 

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. We aim for completely fossil free mills and raw materials by 2030. 

The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

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