Head of Holmen Skog, Björn Andrén, will retire on the 31st January, 2010.

Since 1971 Björn Andrén has held many different positions within MoDo Skog and Holmen Skog.
In 1984 he was appointed member of the management team of MoDo Skog and since 1997 he has held the position of
Head of Holmen Skog.

For further information please contact:
Thommy Haglund, HR Director, Holmen AB, tel +46 702 58 74 78
Ingela Carlsson, Public Relations Director, Holmen AB, tel +46 702 12 97 12

In its capacity as issuer, Holmen AB is releasing the information in this press release in accordance with Chapter 17 of the Swedish law (2007:528) regarding the securities market. The information was distributed to the media for publication at 11.00 AM CET on September 1, 2009.