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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 20 Jan 2006

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP SPECIFIES ITS ESTIMATE OF PROFIT BEFORE TAXES

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ         Stock Exchange Notice
                               January 20, 2006 at 2.00 p.m.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP SPECIFIES ITS ESTIMATE OF PROFIT BEFORE TAXES

Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj specifies its estimate of profit before taxes in 2005.
According to the company's estimate the net sales in 2005 will be EUR 525
million. Profit before taxes will improve clearly and be EUR 38-39 million.

Jaakko Pöyry Group publishes its annual accounts 2005 on Friday, February 3, 2006
at 8.30 Finnish time.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ


Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen            Teuvo Salminen
President and CEO              Deputy to President and CEO


Additional information by:
Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen, President and CEO, Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj
Tel. +358 9 8947 2999

www.poyry.com

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