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Norske Skog Workers Unhurt Following Earthquake in Chile
Olso, Norway, 01 March 2010 -- No fatalities or injuries have occurred among employees at the Norske Skog Bio Bio mill in Concepción, Chile, which was hit by an earthquake on 27 February. Norske Skog Bio Bio has an annual capacity of 130,000 metric tons of mainly newsprint, and employs 240 people.

"The positive news regarding our colleagues in Chile was a big relief. As soon as more detailed information is received, the group will initiate necessary efforts to assist our colleagues at Norske Skog Bio Bio and their families," said chief executive Sven Ombudstvedt.

Property damages and business interruption are covered by insurance.

Based on initial reports from the mill, Norske Skog expects operations in Chile to be halted for some time. At present, it is not possible to give more detailed information regarding the physical status of the operations.

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