Published: 2008-01-15 14:16:09 CET
Metsä Board Corporation - Major shareholder announcements
Notice Pursuant to the Finnish Securities Market Act, Chapter 2, Section 10
M-real Corporation Stock Exchange Release 15.1.2008

According to the information received today by M-real Corporation,
the shareholding of Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway, Norwegian
organisation number 937 884 117) has on 9 January, 2008 increased to
5.3 percent of the share capital and to 1.7 percent of the voting
rights of M-real Corporation. In total, Norges Bank owns 17,431,344
M-real Corporation's B-shares.

The total number of M-real shares is 328.165.612.

M-REAL CORPORATION

Further information:
CFO Seppo Parvi, tel. +358 10 465 4321