Norges Bank's holding in UPM has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent

Stock Exchange Release 22.4.2014 10:50 EEST

UPM-Kymmene Corporation           Stock Exchange Release        22 April 2014 at 10.50 EET

UPM-Kymmene Corporation has on 18 April 2014 received an announcement under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which Norges Bank’s (The Central Bank of Norway) holding in UPM has gone above the threshold of 5 per cent on 17 April 2014 after a share lending transaction where Norges Bank is the lender.

According to the announcement, Norges Bank’s holding in UPM has increased from 25,277,075 to 26,700,625 shares, corresponding to 5.02 per cent of UPM's shares and voting rights. UPM’s registered total number of shares and voting rights amounting to 532,149,381 has been used in the calculation of percentages for the announcement.

UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Pirkko Harrela
Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations

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Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 21,000 people and its annual sales are approximately € 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com