Metsä Board to increase folding boxboard prices by €70/tonne in Europe, effective Oct. 14

ESPOO, Finland , September 9, 2013 (press release) – Metsä Board is raising the prices of folding boxboard by €70/t (£60/t) in Europe, effective for invoicing as of October 14th 2013.

www.metsaboard.com

 Board is Europe’s leading producer of fresh forest fibre cartonboards, the world’s leading manufacturer of coated white-top kraftliners, and a major paper supplier. The company’s sales network serves brand owners, carton printers, corrugated packaging manufacturers, printers, merchants and office suppliers.


Metsä Board supports its customers’ businesses by providing high-performance paperboards and quality papers for consumer and retail packaging, graphics and office end-uses. Together with its customers and partners, Metsä Board develops products and services for demanding end uses. The company’s paperboard is mainly used for the packaging of beautycare and healthcare products, foods, cigarettes, and consumer durables as well as graphics. Paper is mainly used for office papers as well as wallcoverings and other speciality end uses.

Metsä Board’s business areas are Paperboard, and Paper and Pulp.

Metsä Board is headquartered in Finland. In 2012, the company’s sales totalled EUR 2.1 billion, and it has approximately 3,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products are part of people’s everyday life and promote sustainable well-being. Metsä Group produces high-quality products mainly from renewable Nordic wood. The Group’s business areas are tissue and cooking papers, board and paper, pulp, wood products as well as wood supply. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group is present in some 30 countries.

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