Extended investigation of the Metsa Tissue transaction

  • Regulatory press release

Extended investigation of the Metsa Tissue transaction The EU Commission has decided to extend the investigation of SCA's acquisition of Metsa Tissue. The decision means that the examination of the transaction may continue for another four months. In the sale- and purchase agreement SCA has committed to provide the Commission with certain, limited undertakings. So far these undertakings have been deemed insufficient by the Commission. SCA and Metsa-Serla will now enter the second phase of the proceedings with the common objective of getting the transaction cleared by the Commission. Stockholm 27 September 2000 SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ) Corporate Communications For further information please contact: Sverker Martin-Löf, President and CEO. Phone +46 8 788 51 51. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/27/20000927BIT00060/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/27/20000927BIT00060/bit0002.pdf