SOURCE: Stora Enso Oyj

April 18, 2006 04:06 ET

Stora Enso's converted shares recorded in Finnish trade register

Stora Enso Oyj News Release April 18, 2006 at 08:00 GMT

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2006 --

HELSINKI, Finland - Stora Enso (NYSE: SEO) today announced that during the 1-31 March 2006 conversion period there was one conversion and a total of 15 250 A shares were converted into R shares. The shares were recorded in the Finnish trade register today, 18 April 2006, and trading in the new R shares will start on 19 April 2006.

Breakdown of shares after conversion:

+------------------------+
| A shares | 178 105 468 |
|----------+-------------|
| R shares | 611 433 031 |
|----------+-------------|
| Total    | 789 538 499 |
+------------------------+


For further information, please contact:
Tim Laatsch, Senior Vice President, Communications
Stora Enso North America,
tel. 715 422 4023

www.storaenso.com
www.storaenso.com/investors

STORA ENSO IN BRIEF

Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging, and forest products company, producing publication and fine paper, packaging board, and wood products - all areas in which the Group is a global market leader. Stora Enso's sales totalled EUR 13.2 billion in 2005. The Group has some 46 000 employees in more than 40 countries on five continents. Stora Enso has an annual production capacity of 16.9 million tonnes of paper and board and 7.7 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 3.3 million cubic metres of value- added products. Stora Enso's shares are listed in Helsinki, Stockholm, and New York.

Stora Enso Oyj
Kanavaranta 1
FIN-00160 HELSINKI, Finland
Tel. +358 2046 131
www.storaenso.com
Business ID 1039050-8

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