Martti Asunta continues as Chairman of Metsäliitto Cooperative Board of Directors

| Source: Metsäliitto Osuuskunta

Metsä Group Stock Exchange Release 9 January 2014 13.00 pm

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative elected in its constituent meeting Martti Asunta, M.Sc. (Forestry), to continue as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and Chairman since 2008. Metsä Group’s President and CEO Kari Jordan continues as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Arto Hiltunen continues as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Martti Asunta and Eino Halonen as its members.

Martti Asunta continues as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Eino Halonen and Antti Tukeva continue as its members.

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Miika Arola, General Counsel, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4205

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 123,000 Finnish forest owners.