SOURCE: Stora Enso Oyj

March 29, 2007 11:51 ET

Stora Enso's Annual General Meeting and decisions by the Board of Directors

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Stora Enso (NYSE: SEO) today announced that Stora Enso's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29 March 2007 adopted the accounts for 2006 and granted the Company's Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer discharge from responsibility for the period.

Dividend The AGM approved a proposal by the Board of Directors that a dividend of EUR 0.45 per share be paid for the financial year 2006. The Company will pay the dividend on 17 April 2007 to the shareholders entered in the shareholder registers maintained by the Finnish Central Securities Depository or VPC on the dividend record date, 3 April 2007. Dividends for VPC-registered shares will be paid in Swedish krona and dividends for ADR holders will be paid in US dollars.

Members of the Board of Directors The AGM approved a proposal that the Board of Directors shall have nine members and that of the present members Gunnar Brock, Lee A. Chaden, Claes Dahlbäck, Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, Birgitta Kantola, Ilkka Niemi, Jan Sjöqvist, Matti Vuoria and Marcus Wallenberg be re-elected to continue in office. Jukka Härmälä relinquishes his seat on the Board of Directors.

Auditor The AGM approved a proposal that Authorised Public Accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy be elected to act as auditor of the Company until the end of the following AGM.

Remuneration The AGM approved the proposed annual remuneration for the Board of Directors as follows: Chairman EUR 135 000 Vice Chairman EUR 85 000 Members EUR 60 000

The AGM approved the proposed annual remuneration for the Board committees as follows:

Financial and Audit Committee Chairman EUR 20 000 Member EUR 14 000

Compensation Committee Chairman EUR 10 000 Member EUR 6 000


Appointment of Nomination Committee The AGM approved a proposal to appoint a Nomination Committee to prepare proposals concerning (a) the number of members of the Board of Directors, (b) the members of the Board of Directors, (c) the remuneration for the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of the Board of Directors and (d) the remuneration for the Chairman and members of the committees of the Board of Directors. The Nomination Committee shall consist of four members: - the Chairman of the Board of Directors - the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors - two members appointed by the two largest shareholders (one each) according to the register of shareholders on 1 October 2007.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall convene the Nomination Committee and before 31 January 2008 the Nomination Committee shall present its proposals for the AGM to be held in 2008. A member of the Board of Directors may not be appointed as Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Annual remuneration of EUR 3 000 shall be paid to a member of the Nomination Committee who is not a member of the Board of Directors.

Decisions by the Board of Directors

At its meeting held after the AGM, the Stora Enso Board of Directors elected from among its members Claes Dahlbäck as its Chairman and Ilkka Niemi as Vice Chairman.

Jan Sjöqvist (chairman), Lee A. Chaden, Claes Dahlbäck, Birgitta Kantola and Ilkka Niemi will continue as members of the Financial and Audit Committee.

Claes Dahlbäck (chairman), Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, Ilkka Niemi and Matti Vuoria will continue as members of the Compensation Committee.


For further information, please contact: Tim Laatsch, Senior Vice President, Communications, Stora Enso North America, tel. 715 422 4023 Jyrki Kurkinen, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, tel. +358 2046 21217 Kari Vainio, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +44 77 9934 8197

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