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Sappi Limited Shares: Voting Rights and Capital
Johannesburg, South Africa, 02 April 2008 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, Sappi Limited (NYSE:SPP),the global pulp and paper group, today advises that it has issued share capital comprises 239,071,892 ordinary shares of R1.00 each. Of that number, the company holds 10,212,111 shares in Treasury through a subsidiary company and a trust, leaving 228,859,781 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 March 2008 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.

A global leader in the pulp and paper industry, Sappi Limited (NYSE, JSE, LSE) conducts its business through two business units, Sappi Fine Paper and Sappi Forest Products. Sappi Fine Paper, operating in Europe, North America, and South Africa, produces a wide range of coated fine paper brands with an international reputation for quality and innovation. The company also produces a range of uncoated graphic and business papers, coated and uncoated specialty papers, and casting release papers. Sappi Forest Products owns or manages approximately 540,000 hectares of plantations through Sappi Forests; is a leading Southern African fully integrated pulp, packaging paper, and newsprint business through Sappi Kraft; and is the world's leading producer of chemical cellulose used in the manufacture of viscose fiber through Sappi Saiccor. Sappi Trading, based in Hong Kong, operates a trading network for the international sales and distribution of the products of the two divisions outside their core operation regions. For more information, visit: www.sappi.com.

Source: Sappi Limited

Web site: http://www.sappi.com/

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