13 Dec 2007

Dismissal of federal class action

In June 2004, Norske Skogindustrier ASA and Norske Skog USA Inc ("Norske Skog") was named as a defendant in 34 class action antitrust suits in federal courts, in a few state cases and in an individual federal case brought in the United States. The actions alleged anticompetitive conduct in relation to publication paper.
On December 12, 2007, the plaintiffs in the 34 federal cases voluntarily dismissed the class action brought against Norske Skog. Norske Skog continues to believe that the remaining individual federal case and the few state cases have no merit and will continue to defend it self vigorously. No commitments were made by Norske Skog in connection with the dismissal of the 34 federal cases.
Oslo, 13 December, 2007
Corporate Communication