SCA enters into lease/lease-back transaction

SCA enters into lease/lease-back transaction Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA has entered into a lease/lease-back transaction relating to the Östrand pulp mill in northern Sweden. The counterparties are American banks. In accordance with standard practices for this type of transaction, leasing revenues and leasing expenses have been paid in advance. The surplus of the transaction, which amounts to approximately SEK 140 million, will be reported among income from finance operations for the fourth quarter of 2000. Stockholm, January 3, 2001 SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ) Communications & Investor Relations For further information please contact:Carl-Axel Olson, President, SCA Finans Phone: +46 8-788 51 31 Mobile: +46 70-590 74 26 SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ) Communications & Investor Relations Box 7827, SE-103 97 STOCKHOLM, Sweden Tel +46 8-788 51 00, Fax +46 8-678 81 30 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT The following files are available for download:

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