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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 20 Nov 2006

PÖYRY AWARDED EUR 8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM IN VENEZUELA

PÖYRY PLC                  Stock Exchange Notice
                           November 20, 2006 at 4.15 p.m.

PÖYRY AWARDED EUR 8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM IN
VENEZUELA

Pöyry's Infrastructure & Environment business group has been awarded an
extension to their existing consultancy engineering contract with Metro
de Maracaibo C.A., Venezuela. The total value of this contract is EUR 8
million.

The contract relates to Line 1 of the light rail transport system in
Maracaibo and includes project review, site supervision, quality
management, contract management, supervision of the maintenance of
electro-mechanical equipment and rolling stock, planning, and employee
training. The services are to be carried out between January 2007 and
beginning of 2009.

Pöyry's Infrastructure & Environment business group has an excellent
track record for major transport projects in Latin America. Projects
have been undertaken in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia,
Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering firm focusing on the
energy, forest industry and infrastructure & environment sectors.
Pöyry's annual net sales amount to about EUR 600 million and it employs
6000 experts.

PÖYRY PLC



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

Additional information by:
Gerhard Schmitz, Director, Pöyry Infra Latin America
Tel. +41 76 356 2146
Andy Goodwin, President, Business Area Transportation
Tel. +41 76 356 2310

www.poyry.com

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