Notice pursuant to the Securities Market Act, chapter 2, section 10: Shareholding of Franklin Templeton Group has increased in M-real Corporation (9 May, 2005)

M-real Corporation Stock Exchange Announcement 9 May 2005 at 12.30 p.m.

According to the information received by M-real Corporation, the shareholding
of the mutual funds by the affiliated investment advisers of Franklin Templeton
Group has on 3 May 2005 increased to 5.01 percent of the share capital and to
1.61 percent of the voting rights of M-real Corporation. Franklin Templeton
Group owns in total 16,435,970 M-real's B-shares. 


Corporate Communications

M-real Corporation, headquartered in Finland and employing some 16,000 people,
is a European paper and paperboard company, providing premium solutions for
consumer packaging, communications and advertising end-uses. Through its
worldwide sales network, M-real serves its customers who mostly comprise
publishers, printers, paper merchants, offices and well-known consumer product
companies and carton printers. M-real is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
Its turnover in 2004 was EUR 5.5 billion.

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Metsä Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers. In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.