04 Aug 2005

Offer for Norske Skog Union

Norske Skog has today received an offer from a group of Norwegian investors to buy the Norske Skog Union mill in Skien south of Oslo for NOK 100 million.

The company will contact the bidder to see whether this offer provides any opportunities which do not involve continued production of paper.

In general terms, Norske Skog is open to dialogue with any interested party or parties who can contribute to a solution which does not continue paper production at the mill.

Oxen°en, 4 August 2005
Norske Skog
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