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Sappi Evolving into the new future.

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appi is a global leader in dissolving wood pulp, paper and paper pulp solutions. Sappi Limited (listed and in the Top 40 on the JSE) is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12 000 employees; manufacturing operations on three continents, in seven countries (seven mills in Europe, three mills in America and four mills in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide. Sappi has continued to deliver solid results driven by strong global demand on the back of strategic shifts in business focus. Coupled with strong cash generation and cost management initiatives to reduce variable costs, Sappi is well positioned to achieve its 2020 targets.

2020Vision The company has repositioned itself with the 2020Vision as a diversified woodfibre group targeting US$1-billion in EBITDA through an expanded product portfolio with increased margins, providing enhanced rewards to all its stakeholders. Optimising woodfibre is at the core of this new vision and the group is leveraging its existing KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2017/18

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strengths to realise opportunities and guide investments. The change in strategy has shifted focus from Graphic paper to Specialised Cellulose (Dissolving pulp) and Speciality Packaging grades.

Sustainability Sustainability is probably the biggest driver of business change around the globe. Sappi’s business relies on natural capital, particularly on woodfibre, land and water. Accordingly, the company focuses closely on responsible management of these resources. Sappi owns or manages hundreds of thousands of hectares of

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