Press release
21 Oct 2003, 13:21 CET

Investment Projects

Investment projects The Board of Billerud AB has authorised MSEK 316 to be invested in two major projects at Gruvön and Skärblacka. The investment at Gruvön will be worth MSEK 247 and comprises a new, biological external purification plant. The new plant will improve the environmental situation at the mill and will meet the requirements connected with the operation permit now in force for Gruvön. The investment is also a necessary adaptation for current production and capacity, and will provide flexibility in terms of any capacity-raising investments in future. The plant will enter operation in the first half of 2006. This project was described in the listing prospectus produced by Billerud in 2001. The investment at Skärblacka will be worth MSEK 69 and will be used to increase capacity by 13,000 tonnes per year for sack paper and kraft paper produced on PM 9. The investment is necessary for capacity reasons and to fulfil the company¹s desire to continue development of higher quality sack paper and kraft paper. This investment meets Billerud¹s requirements for financial return on investment. Increased capacity will be on stream from the end of 2004. Stockholm October 21, 2003 Billerud AB (publ) Bert Östlund CEO For further information, please contact: Bert Östlund, President & CEO, +46 8 553 335 00 or +46 70 518 2757 Nils Lindholm; CFO, +46 8 553 335 07 or +46 70 217 5225 Information about Billerud is available at ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: