The Capital Group Companies, Inc. funds' holding of UPM-Kymmene voting rights 5.04 per cent

(UPM, Helsinki, March 29, 2006) - According to Finnish Securities Market Act, Chapter 2, Section 9, UPM-Kymmene reports the following:

On March 23, 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 8,536,181
Capital International, Inc. 128,428
Capital International Ltd. 7,773,224
Capital International, S.A. 753,200

Total 34,686,633

This holding amounts to 6.63 per cent of UPM-Kymmene's paid up share capital.

On March 23, 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 6,797,003
Capital International, Inc. 128,428
Capital International Ltd. 5,369,574
Capital International, S.A. 672,300

Total 26,362,905

The total amount of voting rights managed by the Capital Group Companies, Inc. represented 5.04 per cent of the voting rights in UPM-Kymmene.