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PRESS RELEASE
Largest acquisition in Norway's history completed today:
Norske Skog on five continents

Norske Skog has today, Friday July 28, closed the acquisition of the New
Zealand-based paper and pulp company Fletcher Challenge Paper (FCP) for
NOK 21 billion. This is the largest acquisition any Norwegian company has
ever made outside Norway. Read more