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SCA release 3.28

March 28, 2012

SCA HONORED BY ETHISPHERE AND FORTUNE MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED, ETHICAL COMPANIES

Ranked for fifth consecutive year by Ethisphere award and third consecutive year by FORTUNE

PHILADELPHIA – SCA, a global hygiene products company, announced it has once again been named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the American Ethisphere Institute. SCA also earned a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

Ethisphere recognizes companies that go beyond the ordinary and demonstrate that business ethics are decisive for a company''s brand and profitability. Every year the competition intensifies for Ethisphere''s ranking, and the record number of companies nominated for 2012 was no exception. Ethisphere evaluated several thousand companies from over 40 industries. The list of nominees for 2012 included a record of 145 companies which outperform their peer competitors in ethical business practices.

FORTUNE''s World''s Most Admired Companies list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Hay Group has collaborated with FORTUNE annually since 1997 to identify, select and rank the World’s Most Admired Companies and uncover the business practices that make them highly regarded among their peers. To compile the rankings, corporate reputation and performance are measured against nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness. Innovation, social responsibility and quality of products and services were the respondents’ key attributes of reputation when asked about SCA.

“SCA is proud to be recognized by both Ethisphere and FORTUNE magazine again this year,” said Don Lewis, President, SCA Americas. “SCA employees, and the company as a whole, have a passion for ensuring ethical behavior, social responsibility and creating the highest quality of products for customers and consumers.”

The World’s Most Admired Companies list can be found on the FORTUNE website.

Read more at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical-companies-rankings/, and http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/.

For more information about SCA’s sustainability activities, please visit www.sca.com/sustainability where the Group''s most recent sustainability report can be downloaded.

About Tork
The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. Tork is a global brand of SCA, and a committed partner to customers in over 80 countries.

To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: www.sca-tork.com

About SCA
SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal-care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products.

Sales are conducted in some 100 countries. SCA has many well-known brands, including the global brands TENA and Tork. Sales in 2011 amounted to $16.5 billion. SCA has about 43,000 employees.

For more information about SCA, please visit: www.sca.com

Sustainability
SCA delivers sustainable solutions with added value for our customers from safe, resource efficient and environmentally sound sourcing, production and development. Recent third party accreditations for the SCA sustainability work include Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2011, the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2011, and Ethisphere – World’s most ethical companies.