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October 27, 2006

YIT acquires building plpts in St. Petersburg for over 15,500 residences

YIT has acquired two residential plots in St Petersburg by purchasing all the shares in the company that owned the plots for about EUR 37 million. The plots measure around 46 hectares in total and are zoned for housing. The plots are located in northern St Petersburg, on the north side of the Novo-Orlovsky forest park.

YIT will implement residential buildings on the plots. The buildings will measure a total of at least 1,000,000 m2, with more than 15,500 residential units.

Project planning will begin immediately. Construction will be implemented in stages over a number of years. The aim is to start up the construction of the first site in 2008.

The acquisition of this large area enables YIT to step up its residential production in St Petersburg in line with its strategic objectives.

About YIT:
YIT is a versatile service company that offers technical infrastructure investment and upkeep services for the property and construction sector, industry and telecommunications. In all sectors of operations, the Group’s services cover the entire life cycle of projects. YIT’s main market areas are the Nordic countries, the Baltic States and Russia. The group has over 21,000 employees in eight countries. YIT's share is listed on the Main List of Helsinki Exchanges under the Industrials heading.

For further information
Timo Lehmus, Head of international operations, YIT Construction Ltd, tel. +358 400 409 181, timo.lehmus@yit.fSakari Toikkanen, Executive Vice President, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 20 433 2336
Petra Thorén, Vice President, Investor Relations, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 764 5462,
Veikko Myllyperkiö
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Helsinki Stock Exchange, principal media,

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