UPM-Kymmene Investor Relations awarded

UPM-Kymmene had great success in the Nordic Investor Relations Magazine Awards, which were presented in Copenhagen on May 22, 2003.

UPM-Kymmene won in the category Best Investment Community Meetings. UPM-Kymmene President and CEO Juha Niemelä was awarded for the category Best Investor Relations by a CEO. In addition, the company was highly commended in several other categories.

Worldwide, the Investor Relations Magazine Awards are recognized as the definitive measure of outstanding performance in investor relations. Each year, across eleven regions, over 5,000 investment professionals and more than 3,000 retail investors are surveyed to nominate companies that have excelled in investor relations. For each event in each region, Investor Relations magazine commissions an independent survey of portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts. In some regions also retail investors are surveyed. Every interviewed individual votes for companies with the best IR in a range of categories.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
May 23, 2003