The Capital Group Companies, Inc. funds' holding of UPM-Kymmene voting rights 5.02 per cent

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

On April 4, 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 10,467,000
Capital Guardian Trust Company 14,316,276
Capital International, Inc. 836,740
Capital International Ltd. 597,800
Capital International, S.A. 10,800

Total 26,228,616

This holding amounts to 5.02 per cent of UPM-Kymmene's paid up share capital.

On April 4, 2003, the voting rights of the Capital Group Companies, Inc. were as follows:

Capital Research and Management Company, shares 10,467,000
Capital Guardian Trust Company 14,316,276
Capital International, Inc. 836,740
Capital International Ltd. 597,800
Capital International, S.A. 10,800

Total 26,228,616

The total amount of voting rights managed by the Capital Group Companies, Inc. represented 5.02 per cent of the voting rights in UPM-Kymmene.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
April 9, 2003