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PRESS RELEASE 12 Dec 2011

Pöyry manages the Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Programme in Zimbabwe

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 12 December 2011

Pöyry's Water & Environment business group has been awarded a contract for the management and implementation of the water and sanitation component of the multi-donor trust fund in Zimbabwe. The fund mobilizes donor resources, promotes donor coordination and channels financial assistance. Due to the urgency of the project and the special circumstances in Zimbabwe, Pöyry has been entrusted to implement the donor fund on behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe. The value of the assignment is EUR 1.6 million and the order value has been booked into the fourth quarter 2011 order stock.

The general purpose of the assignment is to manage major rehabilitation works that lead to restoration and stabilization of water supply and sanitation services in six large municipalities serving an estimated population of 4.15 million. The local client is the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The services provided by Pöyry's experts will cover management of the repairs and rehabilitation of critical water supply, wastewater installations and network system as well as the development, coordination and management of non-technical assignments. The contracted services are for a period of 18 months.

"Pöyry has a strong track record in the water and sanitation sector in southern Africa. This has helped to increase the safe and sustainable provision of water supply, wastewater collection and treatment services for the residents in the region," says Ralf Bufler, President, Business Area Africa and Latin America, Water & Environment Business Group.

PÖYRY PLC

Additional information:
Ralf Bufler, President, Business Area Africa and Latin America, Water & Environment Business Group
Tel. +49 621 879 0231
Martin Bachmann, President, Water & Environment Business Group
Tel. +41 44 355 5555

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2010 were EUR 682 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).

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