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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 6 Mar 2002

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

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ     Stock Exchange Announcement
                           March 6, 2002 at 5.45 p.m.

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

The Annual General Meeting authorised on March 6, 2002 the Board of
Directors to acquire and convey the company's own shares to a
maximum of 662,332 shares, which is less than 5.0 per cent of the
company's share capital and of all the votes of all shares. The
Board of Directors decided on March 6, 2002 to exercise the
authorisations. The authorisations are valid until the next Annual
General Meeting, or until March 6, 2003, whichever comes earlier.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ



Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen
President and CEO                   Executive Vice President


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

www.poyry.com

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