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September, 1. 2005

Finland Post to Build a Logistics Centre in Moscow

Finland Post Corporation will build a logistics centre in Moscow, Russia, meeting all present-day logistics requirements. As a result, Finland Post will emerge as a major provider of logistics services in Russia.

Consisting of storage, terminal and office premises, these facilities will total around 40,000m©&Mac247; in floor area. The new logistics centre will provide warehousing, terminal and transport services to the expanding Russian markets.

Its location north of Moscow, outside downtown traffic congestion and with good connections, provides excellent opportunities for efficient transport and distribution services. Finland Post will create a local distribution network in co-operation with its partners.

The building project will begin immediately and the centre will be brought into use in early 2007. Capital expenditure on the centre totals roughly EUR 40 million.

Companies are interested in the expanding Russian markets, reflected in strong growth in the demand for logistics services for Russia. In the emerging Russian logistics market, Finland Post’s strength lies in its state-of-the-art warehouse management IT system, enabling the easy implementation of an international multi-warehouse solution for different national markets. Logia Software Oy, a Finland Post subsidiary, is in charge of logistics IT solutions.

This investment in Russia will fundamentally strengthen Finland Post’s position in Northern European logistics markets, as did the acquisition of Combifragt Group A/S in the summer. Finland Post’s logistics network encompasses all services required for international supply chains. In addition to the soon-to-be-built Moscow logistics centre and that in Mussalo, Kotka, commissioned today on 1 September, Finland Post operates service warehouses and terminals in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark.

About Finland Post
Finland Post Logistics is a provider of logistics services through the most extensive network in Finland, its business focusing on comprehensive logistics solutions based on the combination of the required electronic and physical services integrated into well-performing wholes. Finland Post provides an extensive range of services throughout the supply chain in Finland and neighbouring regions, particularly in the Baltic countries and Russia. Logistics runs nine subsidiaries, Logia Software Oy, Logia Oy, Logia Moda Oy, Logia Estonia Oy, North Euroway Ltd, AW-Store Oy, Logistic Mail St Petersburg, EDI Management Oy and Combifragt Group Ltd, whose acquisition was agreed in July. In 2004, Finland Post Group posted a consolidated net turnover of EUR 1,235.2 million, of which Finland Post Logistics accounted for EUR 254.1 million.

For further information:
Jukka Alho, President & CEO,
Finland Post Corporation, tel. 040 736 7433
Vesa Vertanen, SVP,
Finland Post Corporation, tel. +358 (0)40 846 2753

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