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2015-12-16

Kemira Oyj: Stora Enso and Kemira successfully complete water management project in China

The community project is benefiting 2,600 people in rural Guangxi.

Kemira Oyj
Press Release
December 16, 2015 at 9.00 am (CET+1)

A three-year corporate responsibility initiative on water stewardship run by
Stora Enso and the global chemicals company Kemira in Guangxi Province in
Southern China has now been completed. Launched in 2013, the initiative was
designed to find new responsible water management solutions through
stakeholder engagement, local community work, and capacity building.

Pilot projects launched by Stora Enso and Kemira in the villages of Nahupo,
Shengping, and Baimei in the spring of 2015 have addressed local concerns
such as poor sewage treatment and water supply systems. During the six-month
construction phase, a total of 12.7 kilometres of water and sewage piping
were laid, with water storage tanks and artificial wetlands also built. The
projects have given almost 2,600 villagers better access to clean water.

Stora Enso and Kemira also trained local villagers to enable them to maintain
the new infrastructure in the long term. A survey revealed that villagers are
highly satisfied with the project and its results. Other related developments
over the past two years have also helped to increase Guangxi residents'
awareness of how to use water responsibly.

"Active engagement with local residents has been essential in making this
project a success," saysNoel Morrin
, Stora Enso's EVP for Sustainability. "The results have been very positive,
and we look forward to learning more about the long-term benefits."

"I recently visited the villages and watched the new systems in operation,"
saysTomas Biström
, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Kemira. "They are well-suited for
the local context, and do what they're expected to do - with no complicated
maintenance work or skills required - by improving access to clean water and
treating wastewater more efficiently and responsibly."

For more details on the project seehttp://waterguangxi.com.

For further information, please contact:

Stora Enso
Ulrika Lilja, EVP Communications, tel. +46 1046 71668
Noel Morrin, EVP Sustainability, tel. +46 7307 68898

Kemira Oyj
Tomas Biström, Director, Corporate Responsibility
Tel. +358 40 577 0446

Stora Enso
is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood
and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace non-renewable materials by
innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other
renewable materials. We employ some 27 000 people in more than 35 countries,
and our sales in 2014 were EUR 10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on
Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the
shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) on the International OTCQX
over-the-counter market.www.storaenso.com

Kemira
is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries.
We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our
customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on
pulp&paper, oil&gas, mining and water treatment. In 2014, Kemira's annual
revenue was EUR 2.1 billion and we employed approximately 4,250 people.
Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

www.kemira.com

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Source: Kemira Oyj via Globenewswire

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