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Metsä Group closes the divestment of its pole business

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015

On 14 January 2015, Metsäliitto Cooperative, the parent company of Metsä Group, announced the divestment of the entire share capital of Metsä Wood’s UK-based pole business subsidiary Burt Boulton & Haywood Ltd (BBH) to ScanPole Ltd. The divestment was finalised on 2 February 2015. The transaction does not have a significant impact on Metsä Wood’s financial results.

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboard, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion in 2013, and it employs approximately 11,000 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 123,000 Finnish forest owners.

Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industry and distributor partners. The products are manufactured from Nordic wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Metsä Wood’s sales were EUR 897 million in 2013, and it employs approximately 2,500 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.



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