Paper production ceased at Madison Paper Industries in the US

Press Release 5/25/2016 7:30 AM UTC

(UPM, Helsinki, 25 May 2016 at 9:30 EET) - As announced in mid-March, Madison paper mill in the US has ceased paper production on May 21.

With the closure of the mill, UPM has reduced 195,000 tons of its supercalendered paper capacity in the U.S.

For further information please contact:
Ruud Van den Berg, Senior Vice President, UPM Paper ENA, tel. +49 151 1215 8310.

UPM, Media Relations
9.00-16.00 EET
tel. +358 40 588 3284
media@upm.com

Previous press release:
UPM closes Madison Paper Industries and plans to sell related hydro power assets in the U.S.

Madison Paper Industries
Madison Paper Industries is a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, producing approximately 195,000 tons of supercalendered paper on one paper machine. The mill employs more than 200 employees and is located in Maine, in the USA. The assets include 2 hydro power plants.

UPM Paper ENA
UPM Paper ENA (Europe & North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, serving customers in Magazine Publishing & Advertising, Merchants, Home & Office, and Newspaper Publishing. A leader in sustainable and high performance papers, UPM Paper ENA's production is located in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and the United States. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit: www.upmpaper.com

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Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com

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