01 Nov 2005

Norske Skog, third quarter of 2005:

Improved operating earnings but still weak

Third-quarter operating earnings for Norske Skog, excluding special items, were NOK 331 million in Q3 2005.  This is an improvement of NOK 32 million compared with Q3 2004 and NOK 109 million up from Q2 2005.
See attached press release.