25 Oct 2005


Not for release, publication or distribution in Australia, France, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Japan, South Africa, Spain and the United States of America.
The following primary insiders have purchased shares in Norske Skogindustrier ASA in connection with the company's rights offering 30 Sept - 13 Oct 2005 (new holding):
Kjetil Bakkan, 67 shares (225)
Halvor Bjørken, 501 shares (3,591)
Jan H. Clasen, 420 shares (2,054)
Jarle Dragvik, 1,071 shares (4,711)
Lars W. Grøholt, 1,332 shares (4,442)
Ivar B. Korsbakken, 591 shares (1,973)
Anne K. Kvam, 48 shares (700)
Kåre Leira, 437 shares (1,457)
Vidar Lerstad, 850 shares (6,676)
Øivind Lund, 598 shares (1,995)
Asbjørn Lundberg, 300 shares (1,708)
Ketil Lyng, 393 shares (4,970)
Gisele Marchand, 128 shares (428)
Rolf Negård, 865 shares (2,884)
Jan A. Oksum, 6,721 shares (22,404)
Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, 612 shares (2,042)
Hanne Aaberg, 964 shares (3,215)
The shares were purchased at a price of NOK 70 per share.

Oxenøen, 25 October, 2005

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