June 26, 2014 12:29 UTC

SCA employees to sail ÅF Offshore Race

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SCA (STO:SCAA) (STO:SCAB) a leading global hygiene and forest products company, participates also this year with two boats in the ÅF Offshore Race. The crew consists of 14 SCA employees from nine different countries, and the participation is part of the build up to this fall’s start of the Volvo Ocean Race, where SCA competes with Team SCA and an all-female crew.

Following last year's participation in the ÅF Offshore Race the interest among SCA’s employees remained strong to once again take the opportunity to compete in this classic ocean race around the Swedish island of Gotland. A large number of employees took advantage of the invitation to be part of the crew.14 participants have now been selected to represent the company. The 14 employees will compete with the boats "SCA Nature" with a male crew and "SCA People" with a female crew. They will compete in ORCi.

The selection criteria were set to create a crew with the highest possible diversity of nationalities and with global business unit representation, while the participants should have good sailing experience to ensure the highest safety on board and a good racing spirit in the team. The main race starts in down town Stockholm on Sunday June 29, sailing non-stop through the archipelago past the island of Sandhamn, out on to the open seas around the island of Gotland and heading for the finish at Sandhamn about 2-3 days later. And the participants are:

1. Didac Banus Brunet, Spain

2. Karin Stübner, Sweden

3. Yannick Poisson, France

4. Sofia Lind, Sweden

5. Tamas Ovad, Hungary

6. Anne Sporre Thorburn, Sweden

7. Marcin Kurek, Russia

8. Andrea Steffens, Germany

9. Mats Persson, Sweden

10. Ottilia von Chrismar, Germany

11. Evaggelos Kokkinos, Germany

12. Melba Maldonado Riveroll, Mexico

13. Wesley Chiu, China

14. Brian Grahovac, USA

Picture of the SCA Team ÅF Offshore Race, (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/14531542873/) boats SCA Nature and SCA People, (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/14324978087/in/photostream/)and picture from ÅF Offshore Race (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/14510057124/in/photostream/).

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2013 amounted to approximately SEK 93bn (EUR 10.7bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.

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Boo Ehlin
VP Media Relations
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Source: SCA