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Sappi Discloses Voting Rights and Capital
Johannesburg, South Africa, 01 November 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority's Disclosure (FSA's) and Transparency Rules, Sappi advises that its issued share capital comprises 239,071,892 ordinary shares of R1.00 each. Of that number, the company holds 10,608,721 shares in Treasury through a subsidiary company and a trust leaving 228,463,171 shares with voting rights, all of which rights are identical with each share carrying the right to one vote.

The above figures are as at 31 October 2007 and may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in Sappi Limited under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

About Sappi

Sappi, a global pulp and paper company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the world's leading producer of coated fine paper used in the production of glossy magazines, calendars, annual reports, and brochures. The company has significant businesses in forests, pulp, coated specialty paper, packaging grades, uncoated fine paper, and newsprint in Africa. Sappi is also the world's largest producer of chemical cellulose (dissolving pulp) used in the manufacture of viscose staple fiber and consumer and pharmaceutical products.

With more than 15,000 employees worldwide and production facilities in nine countries on four continents, Sappi has customers in over 100 countries and is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (SAP), the New York Stock Exchange (SPP), and the London Stock Exchange (SAZ). For more information visit http://www.sappi.com/.

Source: Sappi

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