The Capital Group Companies, Inc. funds' holding of UPM-Kymmene voting rights 9.85 per cent

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

On 24 July, 2002, 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 17,437,612
Capital Guardian Trust Company 13,635,079
Capital International, Inc. 584,495
Capital International Ltd. 342,866
Capital International, S.A. 148,041

Total 34,148,093

This holding amounts to 12.37 per cent of UPM-Kymmene's paid up share capital.

On 24 July, 2002, the voting rights of the Capital Group Companies, Inc. were as follows:

Capital Research and Management Company, shares 13,487,012
Capital Guardian Trust Company 11,250,137
Capital International, Inc. 545,095
Capital International Ltd. 271,038
Capital International, S.A. 60,384

Total 25,613,666

The total amount of voting rights managed by the Capital Group Companies, Inc. represented 9.85 per cent of the voting rights in UPM-Kymmene.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
31 July, 2002