Stora Enso's closed period two weeks

STORA ENSO OYJ  Stock Exchange Announcement 23 September 2003 at 10.00

Stora Enso's closed period two weeks

Stora Enso has changed the duration of its closed period to two 
weeks. Stora Enso will therefore not comment or meet capital 
market representatives or the media for two weeks prior to the 
date when the results of a reporting period are announced. Until 
now the closed period started immediately when a reporting 
period ended and lasted until the results were announced.

This definition of the closed period will also from now define 
the blocking period applied to permanent insiders and the 
Company as purchaser of its own shares.

Stora Enso's closed period before announcement of the third 
quarter results will start on Thursday 9 October 2003.

For further information, please contact:
Keith B Russell, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, 
tel. +44 7775 788 659
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, Vice President, Investor Relations and 
Financial Communications,tel. +358 2046 21242

Scott Deitz, Vice President, Investor Relations, Stora Enso 
North America, tel. +1 715 422 1521


p.p.	Jussi Siitonen		Jukka Marttila