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2007-03-20, 08:42
 - Non regulatory

Rottneros’ motive for appealing the ruling is that biopurification would not result in environmental improvement. Continuous measurements show that Ljusnefjärden, a bay in the southern part of the Gulf of Bothnia that receives waste water from Vallvik Mill, is in very good condition and has not to any appreciable extent been affected by the discharge.

As an alternative to biopurification, Vallvik Mill has invested heavily in recent years in measures to improve internal processes, with good results.

Additional information: President and CEO Lars Blecko, +46 (0)8 590 010 00

Managing Director Vallvik Mill Hannu Thomasfolk, +46 (0)270 620 00

Rottneros is one of the world’s leading independent producers of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB, Rockhammars Bruk AB, Utansjö Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB in Sweden and Rottneros Miranda, S.A. in Spain, all with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes the wood procurement companies SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia and Rottneros Madeiras in Portugal as well as a sales company in Belgium. The Group now has a new division, Rottneros Packaging, which produces food packaging made from paper pulp. The Group has around 750 employees and net sales of approximately SEK 2.7 billion.

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