27.10.04

27.10.2004: Meldung: Stora Enso Oyj: Langerbrugge Mill paper machine to be modified

Stora Enso Oyj Stock Exchange Release 27 October 2004 at 08:00 GMT

Stora Enso will modify part of its newsprint machine 4 at Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The machine is performing efficiently and the quality of the paper is good. However, there is a problem with dust accumulating on printing plates when printing a high number of copies on certain printing machines. It has therefore been decided to modify the press section of the paper machine to ensure the highest quality in every respect.

Stora Enso and Metso have agreed on the modification required, which Metso will undertake as the supplier responsible for the machine. The modification will take about five weeks and is scheduled for early 2005. About 40 000 tonnes of production will be lost during the shutdown.

Langerbrugge Mill"s paper machine 4, which started up in May 2003, is the world"s largest newsprint machine. It utilises exclusively recovered paper as raw material and has an annual production capacity of 400 000 tonnes, producing 45 g/m² newsprint.

For further information, please contact:
Bernd Rettig, Senior Executive Vice President, Stora Enso Publication Paper, tel. +49 211 581 2591
Kari Vainio, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +44 7799 348 197
Keith B Russell, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +44 7775 788 659

www.storaenso.com


Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging and forest products company producing publication and fine papers, packaging boards and wood products, areas in which the Group is a global market leader. Stora Enso sales totalled EUR 12.2 billion in 2003. The Group has some 44 000 employees in more than 40 countries in five continents and about 15.7 million tonnes of paper and board annual production capacity and 7.4 million m3 of sawn wood products, including 2.8 million m3 of value-added products. Stora Enso"s shares are listed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York.

Stora Enso Oyj

Kanavaranta 1 00160 Helsinki, Finland P.O. Box 309 FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland Tel.: +358 2046 131 Fax: +358 2046 21471

www.storaenso.com
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