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Hitt og þetta 18. apríl 2006

Stora Enso's converted shares recorded in Finnish trade register

During the 1-31 March 2006 conversion period there was one conversion and a total of 15 250 A shares were converted into R shares. The shares were recorded in the Finnish trade register today, 18 April 2006, and trading in the new R shares will start on 19 April 2006.

Breakdown of shares after conversion:

+------------------------+ | A shares | 178 105 468 | |----------+-------------| | R shares | 611 433 031 | |----------+-------------| | Total | 789 538 499 | +------------------------+

For further information, please contact: Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Communications, tel. +358 2046 21242

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