SOURCE: Stora Enso Oyj

October 18, 2007 02:06 ET

Stora Enso's results burdened by continuing high wood costs and the weakening US dollar

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - Stora Enso Oyj News Release October 18, 2007 at 06.00 GMT

HELSINKI, Finland - Stora Enso (NYSE: SEO) today announced that Stora Enso's third quarter 2007 financial results from operations were negatively impacted by continuing high wood and recycled fibre costs and weakening US dollar. On a comparable basis, the operating result was slightly below the level achieved in the third quarter of 2006. High wood and recycled fibre cost pressure are expected to continue during the fourth quarter 2007.

The third quarter 2007 results will be published at 09.00 Finnish time on 25 October 2007.

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

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