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Nippon Paper Announces Newsprint Price Revisions

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Nippon Paper (Japan) has announced price revisions for newsprint as follows:

1. Product subject to price revisions: Overall newsprint
2. Markup: 100 Yen/ream
3. Timing of implementation: From April 1, 2019 delivery

4. Reason for implementation: 
In recent years, the demand for newsprint has continued to decline, but the company is striving to ensure stable supply and quality of newsprint while implementing various cost-cutting measures. Under the Sixth Medium-Term Business Plan (FY2018 to FY2020), the Company will further consolidate production facilities to reduce fixed costs by shutting down the No. 8 paper production machine at the Kushiro Mill and the No. 6 paper production machine at the Hokkaido Mill (Yufutsu).

However, the business environment of newsprint is increasingly severe. In addition to rising prices of waste paper and other raw materials and fuels, the rise in logistics costs has become unavoidable. Therefore, it will be extreme difficult to reproduce if the situation continues beyond the limits of our independent efforts to reduce costs. To secure business continuity and stable supply, the Company decided the revision of the product prices.

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