Press release
9 Oct 2008, 16:05 CET

Billerud honoured with ”The stock market company of the year award” for its financial communication.

Billerud has been selected as ”The Stock market company of the year” for best financial communication by the Swedish shareholder Association’s magazine “Aktiespararen” and the financial advisory firm Kanton. The prize was awarded at a ceremony held in Stockholm today.

The citation for the award reads as follows:

“Billerud performed very strongly in all three sections of our competition and they communicate relevant information in a clear and attractive way. Out of 293 companies, Billerud came first for financial information on the internet, seventh in the section for interim reports and 11th for annual reports. The standard is very high, and the company set an exceptional example in shareholder communication.”

- “We are very proud to receive this award. We have worked hard to make improvements and to be even more precise in our regular financial communication. Being good at communicating with the capital markets and other parties is very important for us, not the least in these turbulent times. We are especially proud of our digital annual report and our website. They are also examples of efficient solutions for a company like Billerud with so many shareholders,” says Bertil Carlsén, Billerud’s CFO.

Stockholm 9 October 2008
Billerud AB (publ)

Per Lindberg
President and CEO

For further information, please contact:
Bertil Carlsén, CFO, +46 8 553 335 07 or + 46 730 211 092