Oct 30, 2022

PRICING NOTICE: Annual review on Fastmarkets FOEX methodology for the PIX US NBSK Gross Index in North America – Open consultation

HELSINKI, October 30, 2022 (PIX Pulp and Paper indices) - Fastmarkets FOEX is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodologies for its PIX US NBSK Gross Pulp price index in NORTH AMERICA, as part of its annual methodology review process.

This consultation, which is open until November 25, 2022, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, 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 proposes no changes to the current index methodology or specifications for the PIX US NBSK gross price index. Please find the current methodology for the FOEX PIX US Pulp indices here.

Please send responses in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: pricing.foex@fastmarkets.com. Please add the respective subject heading "PIX Pulp US annual methodology review”.

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 methodology review by December 9, 2022, on the Fastmarkets FOEX website under Pricing Notices, including a summary of the feedback with the exception of those marked as confidential. Any proposals to make material changes, discontinue or launch prices will involve a separate market consultation, the length of which will depend on how substantial the change is.