Stora Enso divests the rigid paperboard business Re-board in Sweden

7 July 2017

Stora Enso has today signed an agreement to divest the business and assets of its Swedish subsidiary Stora Enso Re-board AB, a producer of rigid paperboard for expositions and displays, to Culas AB, which is partially owned by the current managing director of Stora Enso Re-board AB, John-Åke Svensson.

“Stora Enso’s focus within packaging is on developing and delivering fibre-based solutions throughout the value chain. Re-board delivers a niche product and we believe that a new owner can better give this business the attention it deserves and develop it further,” says Peter Torstensson, SVP and Head of Corrugated Nordics, Stora Enso’s Packaging Solutions division.

The transaction is expected to be closed during Q3/2017 and will have no significant impact on Stora Enso sales and operational EBIT. The transaction is subject to negotiations under the Swedish Co-determination Act (MBL). Once the divestment is completed, the employees of Stora Enso Re-board AB will be offered to transfer to the new owner.

For further information, please contact:
Carl Norell, SVP Communications, Packaging Solutions division, tel. +46 722 410 349

Investor enquiries:
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 763 8767

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2016 were EUR 9.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY).