UPM-Kymmene's capital gain FIM 0.5 billion during the first quarter of 1998

UPM-Kymmene Corporation has sold during January-March in several lots all its shares in Merita and Sampo, and the Aamulehti shares received through convertible bond loan. Buyers have been mainly Finnish investors, e.g. mutual funds. The total selling price of the shares amounted to FIM 1040 million and the capital gain to FIM 518 million.