Hannu Kasurinen to Leave Building and Living Business Area

Hannu Kasurinen to Leave Building and Living Business Area

HELSINKI, Finland, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stora Enso and Hannu
Kasurinen, who has led the Building and Living Business Area for almost five
years, have agreed that Kasurinen will leave his role as Business Area head
once a successor has been appointed. In the meanwhile, he is fully committed
to supporting the potential implementation of the plans announced today
together with his management team.
"Hannu has brought the Building and Living Business Area to a new level of
business focus, costs and speed. After almost five challenging years in his
role, I have now agreed with Hannu that this is the time for a leadership
change to develop the business further," says Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen.

"It's been an exciting journey leading the Building and Living business
through very challenging times and I am proud of my team, which has delivered
real improvements in a tough operating environment. Now I will focus on
planning and implementation of the new programme announced today before
handing over to my successor and then seeking new challenges either within or
outside Stora Enso," says Hannu Kasurinen, EVP, head of the Building and
Living Business Area.

For further information, please contact:
Jouko Karvinen, CEO, tel. +358 2046 21410
Karl-Henrik Sundström, CFO, tel. +46 1046 71660
Lauri Peltola, EVP, Global Identity, tel. +358 2046 21380
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 2046 21242


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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