Stora Enso's Nomination Board Appointed

Stora Enso's Nomination Board Appointed

Helsinki, Finland, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK
EXCHANGE RELEASE 24 October 2012 at 9.00 EET

Stora Enso's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 24 April 2012 decided to appoint
a Nomination Board to prepare proposals concerning (a) the number of members
of the Board of Directors, (b) the members of the Board of Directors, (c) the
remuneration for the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of the Board of
Directors and (d) the remuneration for the Chairman and members of the
committees of the Board of Directors, the Vice Chairman of the Board of
Directors and two other members appointed by the two largest shareholders (one
each) as of 30 September 2012.

According to the register of shareholders, Stora Enso's two largest
shareholders on 30 September 2012 were Foundation Asset Management (FAM) and
Solidium.

Stora Enso's Nomination Board has been appointed. The composition of the
Nomination Board has not changed and is as follows: Gunnar Brock (Chairman of
the Board of Directors of Stora Enso), Juha Rantanen (Vice Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Stora Enso), Claes Dahlback (Senior Advisor of
Foundation Asset Management) and Pekka Ala-Pietila (Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Solidium). Pekka Ala-Pietila is the Chairman of the Nomination
Board.

For further information, please contact:

Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 2046 21242

www.storaenso.com
www.storaenso.com/investors

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood product
and packaging industry. We always rethink the old and expand to the new to
offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora
Enso employs some 30 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2011 amounted to
EUR 11.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV,
STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the
USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

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