HELSINKI, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stora Enso has
signed an agreement to divest its 60% equity stake in the Dawang
Mill in China, to its joint
venture partner, Shandong Huatai Paper.
The joint venture Stora Enso Huatai (Shandong) Paper Company Limited operates the
Dawang paper mill at Dongying in Shandong province in China. The mill has an annual production
capacity of 140 000 tonnes of super-calendered (SC) magazine
paper and other publication paper grades based on recovered
The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019
and it will not have any material impact on Stora Enso's
operational EBIT. Following the transaction, Stora Enso's net debt
will decrease by approximately EUR 22
million and annual sales by approximately EUR 60 million. After this transaction, Stora
Enso will not have any paper production in China.
"We have had a joint venture partnership with Huatai over the
past ten years of operation and believe Huatai can develop Dawang
Mill for the long-term benefit of Chinese paper customers," says
Kati ter Horst, EVP, Stora Enso's Paper division.
The JV partner Shandong Huatai Paper Co. Ltd is a
publicly-listed company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange,
China with sales of EUR 1.89 billion in 2018. The company is based in
the city of Dongying, China and
its primary products include newsprint, coated paper and offset
For further information, please contact:
SVP Communications, Division Paper
SVP, Investor Relations
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider
of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden
constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made
from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our
sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion.
Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and
Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded
in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY).
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