The Capital Group Companies, Inc. funds' holding of UPM-Kymmene voting rights 4.96 per cent

(UPM, Helsinki, March 1, 2006) - According to Finnish Securities Market Act, Chapter 2, Section 9, UPM-Kymmene reports the following:

On February 24, 2006, 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 17,495,600
Capital Guardian Trust Company 4,638,927
Capital International, Inc. 168,728
Capital International Ltd. 11,477,624
Capital International, S.A. 1,152,800

Total 34,933,679

This holding amounts to 6.68 per cent of UPM-Kymmene's paid up share capital.

On February 24, 2006, the voting rights of the Capital Group Companies, Inc. were as follows:

Capital Research and Management Company, shares 13,395,600
Capital Guardian Trust Company 3,506,149
Capital International, Inc. 168,728
Capital International Ltd. 7,857,874
Capital International, S.A. 1,025,400

Total 25,953,751

The total amount of voting rights managed by the Capital Group Companies, Inc. represented 4.96 per cent of the voting rights in UPM-Kymmene.