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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 9 Mar 2001

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ'S AUTHORISATION TO ACQUIRE AND CONVEY OWN SHARES

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ     Stock Exchange Announcement
                           March 9, 2001 at 12 a.m.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ'S AUTHORISATION TO ACQUIRE AND CONVEY OWN
SHARES

The Annual General Meeting authorised on March 8, 2001 the Board
of Directors to acquire and convey the company's own shares to a
maximum of 5.0 per cent of the company's share capital. The Board
of Directors decided on March 8, 2001 to exercise the
authorisations. The authorisations are in force until the next
Annual General Meeting, or until March 8, 2002, whichever comes
earlier.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ



Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen


Additional information by:
Anne Viitala, Legal Counsel, Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj
Tel. +358 9 8947 2811

www.poyry.com

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