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April, 14th 2008

The progress of Itella Logistics in Estonia’s consumer parcel markets continues

tella is continuing its rapid advances in the Estonian consumer parcel markets and launching, in addition to the automatic parcel terminal pilot project, the distribution of consumer parcels in three R-Kiosks in Estonia. In the first phase, parcels will be delivered in the R-Kiosks of the Nurmenuku Centre (Õismägi), the Magistrali Centre (Mustamägi), and the Smuuli Neste in Tallinn (Lasnamägi).

"The co-operation about to be launched with the R-Kiosks supports our objectives of establishing our own extensive distribution network for consumer parcels in Estonian markets. The R-Kiosks and the automated parcel terminals that we introduced in March offer consumers the possibility to select the place for parcel pickup that is most convenient for them. The R-Kiosk network is extensive, and these outlets are well suited to parcel delivery," explains Aku Happo, Director of Express Business Line.

During the trial period, Estonian consumers can receive products ordered through Anttila.ee by visiting a nearby R-Kiosk instead of the local post office. The arrival of a parcel will be announced with a text message. In connection with picking up their parcels, end users will be requested to provide feedback for further development of the service concept,

"R-Kiosks have more than a decade of experience of getting parcels to customers in Finland. Implementing this model of operation also in the R-Kiosks in Estonia is a natural expansion. Itella is a natural and reliable partner for the R-Kioski chain. Our aim is to offer customers an easy way to pick up their parcels over a wide range of opening hours and through an extensive outlet network," explains Business Development Manager Sari Martikainen of R-Kioski Finland.

Itella Logistics, an Itella Group company, offers comprehensive logistics solutions in eight countries - Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Russia - and globally through its partners. For 2007, Itella Logistics reported net sales of EUR 620 million and employed 4,350 people.

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For more information
Aku Happo, Director of Express Business Line, Itella Logistics, tel. +358 40 562 7065, e-mail: firstname.lastname@itella.com
Business Development Manager Sari Martikainen, Rautakirja Oy, tel. +358 40 068 2701, email: sari.martikainen@r-kioski.fi
For Communications: Communications Manager Johanna Kotila, Itella Logistics, tel. +358 50 436 4437, email: firstname.lastname@itella.com

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