Dec 1, 2021

PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuing the PIX US Newsprint index – Open Consultation

HELSINKI, December 1, 2021 (PIX Pulp and Paper indices) - Fastmarkets FOEX is inviting feedback from the industry on the proposal to discontinue its PIX US Newsprint 27.65lb index.

This consultation, which is open until January 14, 2022, seeks to ensure that our proposal is handled in compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency.

Fastmarkets FOEX requests your comments and opinion (support/not support) on the following possible action: discontinuing the current PIX US Newsprint 27.65lb index by June 30, 2022.

Please send responses and comments in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: Please add the subject heading "PIX US Newsprint”.

Please specify whether your response is confidential. Opinions offered in confidential responses may be referenced but will not be attributed in any way.

Fastmarkets will publish the outcome of this open consultation by January 28, 2022, on the Fastmarkets FOEX website under Pricing Notices, including a summary of the feedback with the exception of those marked as confidential.