Arctic Paper to form an integrated pulp and fine paper group with a leading position in Europe – launches a recommended public offer to the sharehold-ers of Rottneros

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7 November 2012 at 08:00 CET.

Arctic Paper S.A. (”Arctic Paper”), a leading producer of graphic fine paper, with paper mills in Sweden, Poland and Germany, and listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, hereby an-nounces a public offer to acquire all shares in Rottneros AB (”Rottneros”), a non-integrated supplier of high quality paper pulp listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm (the “Offer”). Combined, Arctic Paper and Rottneros will create a leading integrated player on the European pulp and fine paper market.

Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2012