Hitt og þetta 21. apríl 2006

Moody's Downgrades Norske Skog

According to the Moody's press release, the decision is based on Norske Skog's weak financial performance, a pricing outlook through 2007 that is insufficient to improve financial metrics to adequate levels, and the cost push due to increasing energy prices.

This rating action concludes the review for possible downgrade that was initiated on February 28, 2006.

The decision does not impact the interest rates for Norske Skog's existing long-term debt or credit facilities.