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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 3 Nov 2000

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP ACQUIRES ENERGY-SECTOR CONSULTING FIRM IN POLAND

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ              Stock Exchange Notice
                                    November 3, 2000
                                    9.00 a.m.         1(1)

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP ACQUIRES ENERGY-SECTOR CONSULTING FIRM IN
POLAND

Electrowatt-Ekono, the Jaakko Pöyry Group's Energy business group,
acquires 60 per cent of the share capital of an energy-sector
consulting firm, JES Energy Sp. Zo.o. The company is based in
Warsaw, Poland and it employs 13 energy-sector specialists. JES
Energy provides expert services to authorities, power utilities,
district-heating companies, industrial clients and financial
institutions.

The acquisition strengthens Electrowatt-Ekono's position in the
growing markets of Poland and Eastern Europe, especially in
services related to the privatisation of the energy sector,
strategic planning, project development and profitability
evaluations.

Electrowatt-Ekono is the Jaakko Pöyry Group's Energy business
group, with activities in the areas of thermal power, combined
heat and power generation, waste management, hydropower and energy
consulting. It had net sales of EUR 140 million in 1999 and over
1300 staff worldwide in 20 countries.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ


Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen

Additional information by:
Ari Asikainen, President, Electrowatt-Ekono Oy
Tel. +358 9 4691 476, +358 400 816 633

www.poyry.com

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