01 Apr 2009

Publication of 2008 annual report and notice of annual general meeting in Norske Skogindustrier ASA

Norske Skog will be holding its annual general meeting on 23 April 2009 at 1100 hrs. at the Vika Kino in Oslo. Notice of the general meeting, including the recommendation of the election committee, as well as the complete 2008 annual report, are enclosed with this announcement.
The general meeting elects the shareholders' representatives to the corporate assembly. Kirsten C. Idebøen has informed the election committee that she does not desire re-election as a member of the corporate assembly. The election committee nominates Torbjørn R. Skjerve as a new member of the corporate assembly. The other members and deputy members are nominated for re-election. The election committee nominates Tom Ruud for re-election as corporate assembly chair and Helge Evju as deputy chair.
The corporate assembly elects the shareholder-elected members of the board of Norske Skog. As previously announced, the election committee has nominated Eivind Reiten as the new chair to succeed Kim Wahl. The corporate assembly will conduct its election following the ordinary general meeting.
As previously announced, the board of Norske Skog has recommended that dividend for 2008 not be disbursed. CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen has notified the board that a united corporate management refrains from salary increases in 2009.
Oxenøen, 1 April 2009
Norske Skog
Corporate affairs

Notice of AGM Norske Skog 23 April 2009
Annual report 2008 Norske Skog