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Ekman & Co New Era in European Wood Pellets Supply - 900.000 tons per year from Vyborg in Russia - Björn Vikinge, Vice President Bioenergy Bydgoszcz 17.

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1 Ekman & Co New Era in European Wood Pellets Supply tons per year from Vyborg in Russia - Björn Vikinge, Vice President Bioenergy Bydgoszcz 17 June 2010

2 To add value to the supply chain for forest related products worldwide Business Concept

3 Ekman & Co History 1802Ekman & Co is founded 1992Ekman acquires Intercontinental Cellulose Sales Inc., New York. Sales volume exceeds 1,000,000 tons for the first time 1995 Catena sells Ekman to a group of investors consisting of the Ekman family, MVI, Skandia and the company’s employees 1999 Atle AB buys MVI’s part of the Ekman shares. Sales volume exceeds 2,000,000 tons for the first time 2002Ekman celebrates its 200th anniversary 2004Ekman acquires KC International, New Jersey 2006Atle AB and Skandia Invest sells its shares to the Ekman family and the Ekman employees 2007Formation of the Bioenergy Division

4 Ownership Structure

5 Board of Directors Matts Ekman Chairman of the Board. Born Member of the boards of Investment AB Öresund, Profoto AB and Spendrup Investment AB. Previous positions: First ExecVP and CFO of Vattenfall Group , Finance Director of Electrolux Group , Claes Ekman Born 1944 Entrepreneur Treasurer in Ekman Family Association. Oscar Ekman Born Member of the board of the Ekman Foundations. Frank Graves Born President of North Drive Group Inc., Toronto Canada, Investments and advisory services. Senior Advisor to Renaissance Capital, Moscow, Russia. Senior Advisor to RusFor, Tune, Russia. Jan Svensson Born President & CEO of the Ekman Group. Benny Johansson Born 1971 Employee representative. Pulp Sales Michael Olsson Born Chairman of the board of Technology Nexus AB (publ) and Satpoint AB. Previous positions: Founder, CEO and member of the board of Tradimus AB. CEO and member of the board of Electrolux Scandinavia AB.

6 Ekman & Co AB One of the world’s leading sales and marketing organizations, focusing in the global forest industry Employs 175 people at about 40 locations worldwide Additionally represented in more than 100 countries Ships about 3,4 million tons of pulp, paper, biomass and recovered material annually Coordinated via three regional hubs

7 Ekman Group of Companies Sales Office Hub Office

8 Level of interaction Anything from occasional spot trading to fully integrated partnerships possible: Level of integration Scope of services provided Occasional Spot trading Regular Spot trading Limited Agency representation Global Agency representation Limited Partnership Fully integrated Partnership

9 Volume & Turnover

10 Vyborgskaya Cellulose 900,000 ton annual production Ekman & Co exclusive sales agent Production based on roundwood from NW Russia Turnkey delivery from ANDRITZ Group - 2 wood processing lines - 4 belt dryers - 36 pellet presses Integration with pulp&paper mill provides economies of scale Focus on industrial market – possibility to target consumer market Sales with long-term focus Own port at mill site Start of production – Q3 2010

11 Vyborgskaya & Ekman - A Serious Partnership Reliability – Punctual loading and deliveries from several quays at once in two different ports Quality – Debarking lines with ability to mix in bark during pellet production will allow Vyborgskaya to produce to clients’ specification Flexibility – Additional storage allows Vyborg to adapt to clients’ needs and seasonal demand Common sense – A good professional relationship with our partners and clients from contractual terms and documentary demands to payment control

12 Loading from own port

13 Wood Mix and Sustainability Vyborgskaya are already buying 49 year cutting rights for large areas of Forest in NW Russia Pellets will be manufactured from a mix of different tree species including Birch, Spruce, Pine and Aspen A partial FSC will be available from start up, with higher FSC content during year two

14 What Makes the Project Unique? Raw material from own forest leases Control of exports through own port Short shipping distances Long-term chartered carriers Very flexible production unit Owner has a long forest industry track record Sales controlled by experienced international forests products trader Client contracts of several hundred thousand tons per year

15 Forests in Europe

16 A turnkey development by Andritz All processing and manufacturing equipment will be supplied by Andritz the global market leader in wood processing equipment Wood processing will be supervised by Andritz Finland. Two de-barking lines will allow separate flow of sawdust and bark Andritz Sweden will oversee the installation of four large belt dryers. These will be installed to operate with the excess steam from the pulp mill. This will mean no discolouration and a lower ash content in the final product Andritz Denmark will manage the installation of 16 large hammer mills and 36 pellet presses, with an hourly output of 125 tons. Andritz are guaranteeing both quality and quantity

17 Plant location

18 Map of All Port Options

19 Aerial View of Pellet Plant and Port

20 Foundation completed 2009 for 7500 ton silo

21 Existing building which will house 16 hammer mills and 36 pellet presses

22 The “Metro”: a 900 m conveyor that will also travel some distance underground

23 Europes largest wood yard! over 25 hectares which will hold more than m3 at a time

24 Andritz hammer mills being erected

25 Silos being erected

26 Foundation for 4 large belt driers


28 Foundation for conveyor from chipper to drier


30 Rotobraker foundation

31 Foundation of chip conveyor

32 Foundation for log vibrator to remove sand from logs

33 Thank you for your attention

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