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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 10 Oct 2000

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP TO ACQUIRE A BRIDGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN ASIA

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ              Stock Exchange Notice
                                    October 10, 2000
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JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP TO ACQUIRE A BRIDGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN ASIA

Jaakko Pöyry Infra, the Infrastructure & Environment business
group of Jaakko Pöyry Group, has acquired the Asian bridge
business from VCE - Vienna Consulting Engineers, Austria. The
bridge business employs some 20 international and local experts
with know-how in design, monitoring, and construction management
of bridges, viaducts and, moreover, special know-how in cable
stayed bridges. The business office is based in Taipei, Taiwan.
The net sales of the acquired bridge business company amounted to
approximately EUR 2 million in 1999.

Jaakko Pöyry Infra is currently involved in the Asian
infrastructure business in a number of large projects in the areas
of mass transit systems, railways, and urban development in
Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and mainland China. Bridges
and viaducts are an important element of transportation projects,
often accounting for more than half of the total costs of such
projects.

The acquisition strengthens Jaakko Pöyry Infra's competence in the
area of bridges and increases its local market presence in major
transportation projects in Asia. Jaakko Pöyry Infra is, in
combination with the know-how and resources in Europe, now able to
offer its global customers more extensive services both for their
local markets as well as overseas operations. The new acquisition
is in line with the strategy to increase Jaakko Pöyry Infra's
business in Asia.

Jaakko Pöyry Infra is the Infrastructure & Environment business
group of Jaakko Pöyry Group. Jaakko Pöyry Infra had net sales of
EUR 97 million in 1999 and employs some 1200 persons in 15
countries.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ



Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen


For further information please contact:

Mr. Johann Schmieder, Executive Vice President, Jaakko Pöyry Infra
Tel. +49 172 766 61 26
E-mail: schd@bpi-consult.de
Mr. Teuvo Salminen, Executive Vice President, Jaakko Pöyry Group
Oyj
Tel. +358 09 8947 2872, +358 400 420 285
E-mail: teuvo.salminen@poyry.fi

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