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BillerudKorsnäs CEO, Per Lindberg, to Leave the Company Early-2018

Per Lindberg "It has been several fantastic years at BillerudKorsnäs, and the decision to leave the team and the company has not been easy . . . I now feel it is time to move on to new challenges." – Per Lindberg, President and CEO, BillerudKorsnäs.

July 18, 2017 - BillerudKorsnäs said that its President and CEO, Per Lindberg, today announced his decision to leave the company to become the President and CEO of Epiroc. He will continue in his position during his notice period until the beginning of 2018.

Lindberg has been President and CEO of Billerud and later BillerudKorsnäs since 2005.

“Per Lindberg has during several years very successfully contributed to the development of Billerud and later BillerudKorsnäs,” said Lennart Holm, Chairman of the Board at BillerudKorsnäs.

“The company has under Per's leadership more than tripled the turnover and has fivefolded its market capitalization, and now has a world-leading position in its segments for innovative, sustainable packaging materials and solutions.

“We extend our sincere thanks to Per for his contributions and wish him good luck in his new challenges at Epiroc,” Holm concluded.

Per Lindberg commented, “It has been several fantastic years at BillerudKorsnäs, and the decision to leave the team and the company has not been easy. But I have worked in the constellation BillerudKorsnäs over many years and I now feel it is time to move on to new challenges. The company has a strong management team and is well positioned for the future, and I am convinced that the company will continue its positive development. Therefore, I feel confident to move on and look very much forward to working with the team at Epiroc.”

BillerudKorsnäs said that it will immediately start the process of recruiting a new President and CEO.

BillerudKorsnäs is a leading manufacturer of packaging papers, including: kraft and sack paper, liquid packaging board and cartonboard, containerboard (fluting and liner), and market pulp. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK. To learn more, please visit: www.billerudkorsnas.com.

SOURCE: BillerudKorsnäs