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Alvar Aallon kati 1

PO Box 380

Helsinki, 00101


Phone: 358 2041 5111

Fax: 358 2041 5110

UPM-Kymmene Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in energy and pulp, paper, and engineered materials businesses. Energy and Pulp The Energy and Pulp group generates and distributes electricity; offers chemical pulp products, including softwood pulp and hardwood pulp; and owns and operates forests, as well as provides sawn timber products and components for building and other industries. The Energy business area manages and develops the company's power generation assets that are not integrated into pulp and paper mills, generating and procuring electricity for the group and for market sales. It is also responsible for the company's electricity distribution and natural gas procurement. The Pulp business area is a chemical pulp producer operating in Finland and through its associated company Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab. The products range from northern softwood pulp and northern hardwood pulp to eucalyptus pulp made from plantation wood in the southern hemisphere. The company owns 47% of its associated company Oy Metsä-Botnia AB. The company's Forest and timber operations is responsible for forest biomass sourcing for its mills and biomass-fired power plants worldwide. The business area includes the company’s own forests, wood procurement operations, the service offering for private forest owners and sawmills. It owns approximately one million hectares of forests, supplying on average 10% of its annual wood consumption. The company manages approximately 1.7 million hectares of forest in Finland, the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States, including private forests. Paper The Paper group produces magazine papers and newsprint papers, which are used in magazines, newspapers, news paper supplements, printed advertising materials, and catalogues; fine paper used in direct advertising products, magazines, and copier and non-impact printing; and specialty papers, including face and release papers for label materials and various packaging papers. Engineered Materials The Engineered Materials group provides self-adhesive label materials for product and information labeling; uncoated and coated plywood for various industries, including building, construction, and transportation; and veneer for furniture and parquet end uses. It also offers tags and inlays based on radio frequency identification technology for supply chain, pharmaceuticals, apparel, industrial and brand protection, transportation, and ticketing; and wood plastic composite materials for out door use. The Label business, consisted of UPM Raflatac, manufactures self-adhesive label materials for product and information labelling. Typical customers are small and medium-sized label printers doing roll-toroll label printing using UV-flexo and letterpress printing methods. The company offers a range of uncoated and coated plywood for various industry specific solutions which require both quality plywood and specially treated surfaces. It also manufactures veneer furniture and parquet end uses. The company sells its plywood and veneer products under the name WISA. The company has nine plywood mills, seven in Finland, one in Russia and one in Estonia. The business area also includes three veneer mills, two in Finland and one in Russia. RFID: The company manufactures various RFID tags and inlays designed for specific market segments. It manufactures passive HF and UHF tags and inlays designed for high volume applications like supply chain, pharmaceuticals, apparel, industrial and brand protection, transportation and ticketing. Wood plastic composite– UPM ProFi: UPM ProFi develops, manufactures, markets and sells high quality wood plastic composite products made mainly from the surplus paper and plastic left over from the production of self-adhesive label materials. UPM ProFi is a start-up business. Biofuels: The company engages in the production of second generation biodiesel and production of renewable biofuels. Markets The company sells its products to paper merchants, printers, publishers, and converters primarily in Germany, the United Kingdom, Finland, France, and the other European countries, as well as in the United States, Canada, and Asia. Significant Events On June 8, 2009, Metso Corp. and UPM-Kymmene Corp. have developed a new concept for the production of biomass-based bio-oil to replace fossil fuels in heating and power generation. Test production will begin at Metso's test plant in Tampere, Finland, in June 2009. Bio-oil can be manufactured by UPM's renewable energy power plants which are equipped with a boiler and functional raw material management. History UPM-Kymmene Corporation was founded in 1995.


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