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UPM to permanently shut 160,000 tonne/yr Docelles UWF mill in France; to affect 161 jobs

HELSINKI , Jan. 22, 2014 (Press Release) - 

UPM will permanently close down the Docelles paper mill in France. Employee information and consultation negotiations were completed on December 13, 2013 and Social Plan was approved by French authorities on January 13, 2014. UPM offers support to employees in order to alleviate the effects caused by staff reductions in relation to the closing of the mill. The Docelles mill employs 161 people.

The plan of sale or other exit of the UPM Docelles mill was originally announced on 17 January 2013. It is part of UPM's plan to adjust its graphic paper capacity and support operations to match the declining demand in Europe.

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