Metsä Board wins Grand prix award for Europe's best overall investor relations in the IR Magazine Europe Awards 2012, only Finnish company nominated

ESPOO, Finland , June 27, 2012 (press release) – Metsä Board has won the Grand prix award for Europe’s best overall investor relations (small cap) in the IR Magazine Europe Awards 2012. Metsä Board was the only Finnish company nominated for the best investor relations activity in Europe.

“The award is a great recognition for our work in investor relations”, comments Mikko Helander, CEO, Metsä Board. “Metsä Board has succeeded in structural changes transforming into a paperboard company. We have also successfully communicated the structural change and its targets in an open and consistent way to the capital markets.”

The IR Magazine Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence and leadership in investor relations. The winners are decided on an extensive survey. This year, the researchers conducted interviews with 500 portfolio managers and analysts across Europe. The IR Magazine Awards are considered the benchmark of excellence in investor relations.

The award ceremony was held in London at the end of June.

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