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Business news, 05.04.2007 16:39

KEMIRA: OOO Kemira HIM launches operation in St. Petersburg

pulp_paper_plant Kemira has established a new company in St. Petersburg to look after the

sales and marketing of pulp and paper chemicals in Russia. The company,

OOO Kemira HIM, will function as the main contact to customers in Russia.

Sales and marketing connections will be transferred to Kemira HIM from

the joint venture ZAO Kemira-Novo, which will continue to manufacture

paper sizing chemicals in Arkangelsk.

Kemira HIM enables Kemira to significantly reinforce and rationalize its

customer services in the growing Russian pulp and paper chemicals market.

Kemira's main customers include several major companies such as Ilim

Pulp, International Paper/Svetogorsk, Arkangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, and

Mondi/Syktyvkar. The company also sells chemicals to customers in other

fields of industry.

Kemira HIM has offices in St. Petersburg and Moscow as well as in

Arkangelsk. At this stage, the company employs a staff of 15 persons.

Russia's current paper and board production volume is 7.5 million

tonnes per annum, pulp production 6 million tonnes per annum, and the

consumption of paper and board is expected to grow at the annual rate of

approx. 9%. The share of Russian trade in Kemira's pulp and paper

chemicals is growing.

Kemira is the world leader in supplying chemicals for the pulp and paper

industry. Kemira Pulp&Paper has revenue of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and

employs some 2,500 people in 34 countries.

For further information please contact

Kemira Pulp&Paper

Tuomo Keskinen, Pulp Chemicals, General Manager, Sales - Finland,

Russia and Baltic Countries

Mobile +358 50 387 1661

Kemira Pulp&Paper

Kari Savolainen, Vice President, Communications

Mobile +358 500 701 729

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