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Debt investors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stora Enso’s funding strategy is based on the group’s financial targets. Stora Enso should have access to sufficient competitively priced funding at any time to be able to pursue its strategy and achieve its financial targets.
In order to achieve this, the emphasis is on capital markets funding. Stora Enso strives to build confidence and a track record with fixed-income investors by being informative and transparent.
The debt structure of Stora Enso is focused on capital markets, whereas banks are utilised primarily to provide back-up facilities. To balance exposures, funding is obtained in the currencies of the group’s investments and assets (primarily USD, EUR and SEK).
Commercial paper markets are used for short-term funding and liquidity management.​

as at 31 March 2018​EUR​USD​CNY
Public issues​
EUR 176 million 2019
EUR 300 million 2023
EUR 300 million 2027
EUR 300 million 2028
USD 300 million 2036
​Private placements​EUR 150 million ​USD 50 million
Financial Institutions​EUR 164 million​USD 857 million​​CNY 1 196 million
​Pension commitment loans​EUR 2 million
​Commercial Paper ProgrammesFinnish Commercial Paper Programme​ EUR 750 million​Swedish Commercial Paper Programme 
SEK 10 000 million
EMTN (Euro Medium-Term Note Programme)​EUR 4 000 million​

​EUR 600 million Sustainability linked Revolving Credit Facility
2023 1)
 1) Undrawn committed credit facility EUR 600 million. Part of the pricing for the facility agreement is based on Stora Enso's Science Based Targets to combat global warming by reducing greenhouse gases, including CO2. 
Maturity Dates
Description of Bond​
​Interest Rate % 
Currency of Bond​
Nominal Value Issued​
As at 31 December 

Carrying Value
As at 31 March
​ ​ ​ ​20172018
​All liabilities are Held by the Parent company ​ ​ ​
Currency million​​ ​​
EUR million​
Fixed rate                                                                                                                              ​                       ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
1993 - 2019
Series C Senior Notes 2019
​2006 - 2036 Global 7.250% Notes 2036​ ​7.250 ​USD300​247 240
2012 - 2019​ Euro Medium Term Note​ ​5.000 EUR​ 500178176
​2016 - 2023 Euro Medium Term Note​2.125​ EUR​ ​300298298
​2017 - 2027Euro Medium Term Note​​2.500​EUR​300​298​298
​2018 - 2028​Euro Medium Term Note​2.500​EUR​300​298
Total Fixed Rate Bond Loans                                                                        
1 353
Floating rate​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​                                                                                                                            
​2015 - 2025 Euro Medium Term Note​ ​Euribor +2.25​EUR 125​ ​125 125
​2015 - 2027​Euro Medium Term Note



Total Fl​​​oating Rate Bond Loans                           ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​                                      ​ ​ ​ ​
Total Bond Loans  ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​                                                                                         
1 503



Stora Enso Group’s target is to have at least one public credit rating with the ambition to be investment grade and sustain such metrics throughout business cycles. The present rating and outlook from Moody's and Fitch Ratings are shown below. For older reports please visit Download Center and select Rating reports.
​Rating agency​Long / Short-term rating​Valid from
Moody'sBa1 (positive) / NP26 February 2018
Fitch RatingsBBB- (stable)8 August 2018​
Stora Enso has requested Standard & Poor's (S&P) to withdraw their rating for Stora Enso Oyj on 8th of August 2018.  S&P's last rating was BB+ with stable outlook.

Stora Enso’s goal is to ensure that rating agencies continue to be comfortable ​with Stora Enso’s strategy and performance. The company's strategy is to achieve liquidity well in line with the comfort level of the agencies. Review meetings are arranged with the Stora Enso management annually, and regular contact is kept with the rating analysts.