SOURCE: Unionen AS

December 20, 2007 10:50 ET

Unionen AS Proposes New Members to Norske Skog's Corporate Assembly and Election Committee

OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Unionen AS has decided to propose Jan Grini and Uta Stoltenberg as new members of Norske Skog's corporate assembly. Furthermore, Petter A. Stordalen is suggested as a new member of the election committee, at Norske Skog's general meeting on January 10th, 2008. The suggestion has been announced to Norske Skog ASA's election committee.

Uta Stoltenberg (b. 1974) is the Investment Manager of Nordisk Industriutvikling, and member of Norske Kraft and Skagerak Venture Capital's board of directors. She has previously worked as an analyst at First Securities. Furthermore, she has worked in various positions in Statoil, amongst others as the Investment Manager at Statoil Innovation. Stoltenberg holds an MBA from Technische Universität Berlin.

Jan Grini (b. 1942) started as an apprentice at Union in 1960. He holds a certificate as machine operator, and is a mechanic by profession. He has served as a union leader from 1992. Furthermore, he has been a member of LO's Executive Committee, and is currently a member of Fellesforbundet's section council on paper issues. He was a member of Norske Skog's board of directors in the period 2001-2005, and the employees' representative at Norske Skog's Norwegian units in the period 2000-2006. Furthermore, ha has been the leader of LO Grenland since 1998. He is currently working part-time 20 % at Klosterøya, and the rest of the time at Produksjonstjenester at Herøya.

Petter A. Stordalen (b. 1962) is the chairman of the board at Home Invest, that amongst others owns Choice Hotels Scandinavia, Home Properties, and Home Capital. The company controls close to 160 hotels, 22 hotel properties, and has over 8200 employees.

The companies behind Unionen AS

Home Invest is a Norwegian investment company that owns amongst others Choice Hotels Scandinavia, Home Properties and Home Capital. The company controls close to 160 hotels, 22 hotel properties and has more than 8200 employees. Home Invest is owned by Petter A. Stordalen.

Ferncliff TIH is a Norwegian investment company with focus on direct active investments, real-estate and securities trading. The company has holding positions in Standard Drilling, Standard Engineering, Noble Denton Holding, Global Geo Services, Bank 2 and Kvernland. Ferncliff TIH is fully owned by Øystein Stray Spetalen.

Nordisk Industriutvikling is a Norwegian investment company with investments in Nordisk Energiforvaltning, Metallkraft, Norsk Kraft and Simrad Optronics. Nordisk Industriutvikling is managed by Ove Gusevik.

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