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June 24,2017--From 1 October 2017 all Holmen Paper sales in Spain and Portugal will be managed by the organization of CellMark.As communicated in 2016, Holmen’s Madrid mill has been sold and will be converted for containerboard production. This conversion will be initialized in mid-September 2017, and the mill will from this point cease to produce newsprint. Consequently, Holmen Paper’s local sales office in Madrid will be closed during the fall, and CellMark will from 1 October be representing Holmen Paper and the paper products offered from the Swedish paper mills.

“With regards of the market prerequisites following the divestment of our Madrid mill, we believe that CellMark is well suited to take on and further develop our future solutions in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Holmen Paper and CellMark also have a long history of cooperating together in other markets – an experience we now aim to utilize in the best way possible for our customers”, says Nils Ringborg, CEO Holmen Paper.

Holmen Paper and CellMark today have a partnership in several markets globally:

“I’m very excited to see how our extensive collaboration with Holmen Paper is evolving. Based on mutual trust and transparency, Holmen Paper and CellMark have created a business concept to secure supply and continued good service for customers in Spain and Portugal. We believe that this agreement and future collaboration between our two companies is the way forward that will lead to sustainable business growth in a changing paper industry”, commented Fredrik Anderson, CEO CellMark.

Together with CellMark we now look forward to continue to provide our unique, fresh-fibre paper products to the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

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