04 Jan 2005

New Chief Financial Officer

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen (45) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer in Norske Skog.

Rynning-Tønnesen leaves the position as CFO in Statkraft, where he also was responsible for strategic development.  He has been in Statkraft's corporate management for 11 years, and has been deputy CEO the last two.  Previously, he was with McKinsey for three years and three years with Esso Norway.  He graduated as an engineer from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and will start during the spring.

Oxenøen, 4 January 2005

Jan Oksum, CEO
Norske Skog