19 Apr 2012

Change in the election committee's recommendation of member to the board in Norske Skog

The election committee in Norske Skog proposes Mr. Eilif Due as new member of the board of directors of Norske Skog after Mr. Helge Evju has withdrawn his candidacy.

The board of directors
Previous to the general meeting, Mr. Helge Evju has withdrawn his candidacy for a directorship in the Norske Skog board, due to Viken Skog's significant sale of shares.

The election committee of Norske Skog accepts Mr. Evju's resignation and unanimously proposes Mr. Eilif Due as new board member. Mr Eilif Due holds a Master of Engineering and is a business graduate as well as farmer with residence in Levanger, Norway. He has experience from the oil industry, the yard industry and the construction industry, and is chairman of the board of Allskog SA, and members of the board of Norsk Landbrukssamvirke (the Norwegian agricultural co-operative), Hoff SA and Arcus AS. Mr. Due has no contracts with Norske Skog.

The corporate assembly
As reported in a previous press release of 2 March 2012, the board has proposed to discontinue the corporate assembly. Mr. Eilif Due was proposed as a new member of the corporate assembly, in the event that the corporate assembly continues. His candidacy is now replaced by Ms. Aud Lysenstøen, who is proposed as a new member to the corporate assembly.

Comprehensive overview
Should the recommendation of the election committee be adopted, the governing bodies in Norske Skog will be composed of the following shareholder-elected members:

The board of directors The election committee
Eivind Reiten (chair)
Eilif Due
Siri Beate Hatlen
Finn Johnsson
Karen Kvalevåg
Åse Aulie Michelet
Tom Ruud (chair)
Ole H. Bakke
Helge Leiro Baastad
Kirsten Idebøen

The election committee's updated recommendation is available on www.norskeskog.com.

Oxenøen, 19 April 2012

Norske Skog
Corporate communication and corporate affairs

For further information:
Carsten Dybevig
Vice president corporate communication
Mob.: +47 917 63 117
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Election Committee recommendation