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Stora Enso 24 June 2013: Announcement With a Reference to Chapter 9, Paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

Stora Enso 24 June 2013: Announcement With a Reference to Chapter 9, Paragraph
10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

HELSINKI, Finland, June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK
EXCHANGE RELEASE 24 June 2013 at 9.30 EET

Stora Enso Oyj was informed on 21 June 2013 that the number of shares in the
Company held by Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has decreased below
5% of the paid-up share capital and the number of shares in Stora Enso Oyj
following a share lending transaction on 20 June 2013 in which Norges Bank is
the lender.

With reference to Chapter 9, paragraph 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets
Act, Stora Enso Oyj is reporting that as of 20 June 2013 the shareholding of
Norges Bank is as follows:

Norges Bank Number of R shares Number of votes % of shares % of votes
           39313 050         3 931 305       4.99        1.65

The holding of Norges Bank has been calculated according to the share capital
registered on 20 June 2013.

For further information, please contact:
Sanna Lahti, SVP, Global Communications, tel. +358 2046 21251

www.storaenso.com

www.storaenso.com/investors

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products
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 28 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2012 amounted to
EUR 10.8 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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