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Press release
6 Sep 2017, 10:30 CET

Fire in BillerudKorsnäs production unit in Karlsborg extinguished - production shutdown while property damage is being investigated

As reported in the media, during the night between September 5 and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs’ production unit in Karlsborg. The fire started late in the evening on September 5th in and was isolated to one building. . The fire has been extinguished. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The production in Karlsborg has been stopped while the damage is being investigated.

"We can confirm that we have had a fire in Karlsborg during the night. The most important thing is that no person has been injured in the fire. Production has been stopped. We will know how long the production will be stopped when the extent of the damage has been determined. We have begun an investigation and will return with additional information when we know more about the consequences and when production can be restarted, "says Per Lindberg, President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs.

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 AB (publ), +46 8 553 335 00, susanne.lithander@billerudkorsnas.com  

Bernd Schmitz, pressansvarig BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ), tel: +46 8 553 335 00, bernd.schmitz@billerudkorsnas.com