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Press release
11 Sep 2017, 8:30 CET

BillerudKorsnäs production unit in Karlsborg expected to be back to full production during next week

During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs’ production unit in Karlsborg and the production has been stopped since then. After analysing the impact of the fire, BillerudKorsnäs now expects Karlsborg to be back to full production during the week starting with Monday September 18th.

"The most important thing is that no person has been injured in the fire. We have now assessed the impact of the fire and the work with making the unit ready for start of production is ongoing at high intensity. We expect full production to be reached during next week, i.e. the week starting with Monday September 18th. As it is a complex start-up after this type of event, there is some uncertainty about the exact timing", says Per Lindberg, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

The fire started as a result of a malfunctioning security valve leaking oxygen leading to ignition.

The production unit in Karlsborg manufactures sack and kraft paper as well as market pulp for the Packaging Paper business area and has a production capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.

For further information, please contact:

Susanne Lithander, CFO BillerudKorsnäs, +46 8 553 335 00, susanne.lithander@billerudkorsnas.com

Henrik Essén, SVP Communication and Sustainability BillerudKorsnäs, +46 8 553 335 00, henrik.essen@billerudkorsnas.com