The Capital Group Companies, Inc. funds' holding of UPM-Kymmene voting rights 4.95 per cent

According to Finnish Securities Market Act, Chapter 2, Section 9, UPM-Kymmene reports the following:

On March 19, 2003, the holdings by the mutual funds of the Capital Group Companies, Inc. of the paid up share capital of UPM-Kymmene was as follows:

Capital Research and Management Company, shares 5,233,500
Capital Guardian Trust Company 7,018,688
Capital International, Inc. 426,070
Capital International Ltd. 262,400
Capital International, S.A. 5,400

Total 12,946,058

This holding amounts to 4.95 per cent of UPM-Kymmene's paid up share capital.

On March 19, 2003, the voting rights of the Capital Group Companies, Inc. were as follows:

Capital Research and Management Company, shares 5,233,500
Capital Guardian Trust Company 7,018,688
Capital International, Inc. 426,070
Capital International Ltd. 262,400
Capital International, S.A. 5,400

Total 12,946,058

The total amount of voting rights managed by the Capital Group Companies, Inc. represented 4.95 per cent of the voting rights in UPM-Kymmene.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
March 21, 2003