Suominen records a loss, but a strong cash flow

SUOMINEN CORPORATION  FINANCIAL STATEMENT RELEASE 11 FEBRUARY 2009 AT 1.40 P.M. 


FINANCIAL STATEMENT RELEASE 1 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER 2008                        


SUOMINEN RECORDS A LOSS, BUT A STRONG CASH FLOW                                 


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| KEY FIGURES           | 10-12/2008 |  10-12/2007 |   1-12/2008 |   1-12/2007 |
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| Net sales, EUR        |       49.8 |        54.1 |       214.6 |       215.2 |
| million               |            |             |             |             |
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| Operating profit      |       -1.3 |        -0.6 |        -1.6 |         1.7 |
| before impairment     |            |             |             |             |
| losses, EUR million   |            |             |             |             |
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| Operating profit, EUR |       -3.8 |        -9.0 |        -4.0 |        -6.8 |
| million               |            |             |             |             |
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| Profit/loss for the   |       -4.4 |        -9.7 |        -7.2 |       -10.1 |
| period, EUR million   |            |             |             |             |
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| Earnings/share, EUR   |      -0.19 |       -0.41 |       -0.31 |       -0.43 |
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| Cash flow from        |       0.29 |       -0.03 |        0.80 |        0.12 |
| operations/share, EUR |            |             |             |             |
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Suominen's comparable result was below that of the previous year, and the whole 
year result was negative. The financial statements include non-recurring costs  
resulting from restructuring of operations and impairment charges against       
goodwill and other assets with no impact on cash flow, to the value of EUR 4.2  
million. While the Wiping business area made a loss, the Flexibles business area
was slightly in the black. Despite the overall performance, the cash flow from  
operations was strongly positive, at EUR 18.9 million (2.7).                    

Suominen Corporation's net sales in 2008 totalled EUR 214.6 million and were on 
the level of the previous year. Loss after taxes was EUR 7.2 million (-10.1 and 
earnings per share were EUR -0.31 (-0.43).                                      

The Board of Directors proposes that no dividend be paid for the financial year.
	                                                                               

GROUP FINANCIAL RESULTS                                                         

Suominen Corporation generated net sales of EUR 49.8 million (54.1) in the      
fourth quarter. Operating profit before impairment losses and non-recurring     
costs was EUR 0.3 million (-0.6), operating profit after these items was EUR    
-3.8 million (-9.0), profit before taxes EUR -5.0 million (-10.1) and profit    
after taxes EUR -4.4 million (-9.7).                                            

Net sales for the whole year totalled EUR 214.6 million (215.2). Operating loss 
was EUR 4.0 million (-6.8), loss before taxes EUR 8.8 million (-10.7) and loss  
after taxes EUR 7.2 million (-10.1).                                            

Net sales were on the level of the previous year. Deliveries of Codi Wipes grew 
by 6 per cent, but the delivery volumes of Nonwovens and Flexibles decreased by 
5 - 7 per cent. The sales volumes of all the units fell in the last quarter of  
2008. Sales margins failed to improve, despite the product portfolio being      
rebalanced towards higher added-value solutions. Moreover raw material prices   
increased substantially at the beginning of the year, before beginning to       
decline towards the year-end. Due to a delay in stock turnover, this fall in    
prices had no significant effect on the Group's result, and the raw material    
prices for the whole year remaining higher than the year before.                

The financial statements include non-recurring costs due to restructuring of    
operations and impairment charges against goodwill and other assets with no     
impact on cash flow, to the value of EUR 4.2 million (8.4). Energy prices and   
salaries increased. Cost increases were mitigated by the ongoing operational    
enhancement programmes adopted by the Group in previous years.                  


Cost-saving and operational enhancement programme                               

Suominen's Stairs to Top programme extending over a number of years under way   
covers operational development and continuous improvement, as well an updated   
customer offering and sales drives.                                             

During the period under review, efficiency-enhancement measures continued to    
focus on cost savings. Lower than planned volumes and increased wastage took    
their toll on the gains generated by these continuous improvements. Sales and   
product offering programmes promoted new sales, although not to the extent      
targeted. During the period under review, cost savings and efficiency measures  
generated some EUR 6 million. Cash flow has clearly been strengthened by the    
reduction in working capital and the withdrawal from investments, undertaken as 
part of the enhancement programme.                                              


Financing                                                                       

The Group re-financed a large part of its debts with a EUR 66 million syndicated
loan facility, obtained in December. On the balance sheet date, interest-bearing
liabilities totalled EUR 86.4 million (99.1), including capital loan of EUR 10  
million issued in the spring. Repayments of non-current loans were EUR 37.1     
million and net deduction of current loans was EUR 18.3 million. Net financial  
expenses were EUR 4.8 million (3.9) or 2.2 per cent (1.8) of net sales. A total 
of EUR 12.3 million was released in working capital. The reduction  working     
capital included the sale of EUR 1.8 million in trade receivables to the bank.  
The equity ratio was 24.6 per cent (26.9). When the capital loans are included  
in shareholders' equity, the equity ratio was 31.6 per cent (28.0) and the ratio
of liabilities to shareholders' equity 157.2 per cent (197.7). Currency         
fluctuations, and interest rate and electricity price changes in the last       
quarter reduced the fair value reserve in shareholders' equity by approximately 
EUR 4 million. Cash flow from operations was EUR 18.9 million, and per share EUR
0.80 (0.12).                                                                    


Investments                                                                     

The Company's gross investments in production totalled EUR 3.9 million (11.3).  
Planned depreciation amounted to EUR 12.6 million (13.9). Codi Wipes accounted  
for EUR 0.5 million (2.5), Nonwovens EUR 1.5 million (1.9) and Flexibles EUR 1.9
million (6.9) of total investments. The biggest investments comprised           
improvements of EUR 1.0 million to hydroentangled lines in Nonwovens, and the   
investment of EUR 0.7 million in Flexibles' prepress operations. Other          
investments constitued replacement and maintenance investments.                 


SEGMENT RESULTS                                                                 

During the period under review, net sales of the Wiping business area totalled  
EUR 138.5 million, an increase of nearly one per cent on the corresponding      
period in 2007. The business area's operating profit after impairment losses and
non-recurring costs was EUR -4.8 million (-8.8). Before these deductions,       
operating profit was EUR -0.7 million (-0.4). The organisations within the      
business area were harmonised and individuals responsible for sales and         
production and other management within both units will now report directly to   
the head of the business area. The General Manager of the Nonwovens unit        
resigned in conjunction with the reorganisation.                                

Net sales of Codi Wipes, at EUR 72.4 million, grew by 3 per cent on the previous
year. Delivery volumes grew in personal care and moist toilet wipes. In baby    
wipes, delivery volumes fell compared to the previous year. Average sales prices
continued to fall as expected, partly due to changes in the sales mix, and      
partly due to lower contract prices. Despite the growth in volumes, the targets 
set for increasing sales to new customers and our own new product applications  
were not met.                                                                   

The efficiency of operations developed positively and cost-saving measures were 
continued. Additional measures were launched in the autumn to improve           
profitability in the business unit, by extracting unprofitable products and     
production lines. Local employee negotiations were begun to prepare the way for 
a cut in production, and it was agreed that streamlining would take place from  
the New Year, resulting in a reduction of 40 permanent jobs and the closure of  
two old packaging lines. Temporary employees were made redundant at the end of  
the year and the workforce will be reduced by almost 60 people by September     
2009. A sum of EUR 1.6 million has been included in the financial statement with
respect to expenditure arising from personnel costs for the notice period, in   
compliance with local legislation.                                              

Net sales of Nonwovens decreased by one per cent to EUR 76.3 million. Delivery  
volumes fell by 7 per cent. Deliveries of thermobonded material for hygiene     
products increased significantly, while those of hydroentangled nonwovens to    
Europe increased and deliveries to the US market fell. There was an increase in 
internal deliveries. At the end of the year, deliveries of nonwovens fell       
significantly compared to the previous months, due to US deliveries drying up,  
and the worsening of the general economic situation. Average sales prices were  
slightly higher than the year before, with higher raw material costs being      
reflected in sales prices.                                                      

The price of raw materials rose at the beginning of the year, but in the case of
plastics, began to fall towards the year-end. Since higher raw material prices  
could not be passed onto sales prices in full, raw material costs were higher in
relative terms than for the year before. The change made to the production line 
late in the summer temporarily increased the amount of production waste. On the 
other hand, production of pulp-based nonwoven for wipes, which has been barely  
profitable, was terminated during the third quarter. At the end of the year, a  
two-week lay-off involving the entire workforce of the unit was implemented. The
drop in production volumes slowed down the implementation of the Stairs to the  
Top programme, and at the end of the year, unit costs increased and the         
operating result was negative. The unit recorded EUR 2.2 million of impairment  
losses of goodwill and EUR 0.5 million write down of assets.                    

Net sales of Flexibles totalled EUR 76.8 million (78.3) and operating profit was
EUR 1.2 million (2.4). Net sales decreased slightly from the previous year due  
to lower hygiene packaging volumes. Deliveries of food packaging increased. No  
significant changes occurred in sales of carrier bags and sales of security and 
system packaging, delivery volumes in this business area falling by 5 per cent  
compared to 2007. Sales increases were realised in line with the Stairs to the  
Top programmes, but they were not sufficient to compensate for lower volumes in 
the hygiene sector.                                                             

The prices of plastic raw materials used in Flexibles reached record levels in  
the summer, but began to dwindle towards the end of the year. The business area 
conducted sales price negotiations with a range of its customers during the     
summer and, as a result, average prices increased towards the end of the year.  
However, customers' order volumes fell slightly at the end of the year,         
resulting in higher per unit costs in production. Production at the Polish plant
increased by 13 per cent thanks to the printing press investment of the year    
before; personnel within the business area were reduced by some 40 employees.   
Local employee negotiations regarding head count reductions in Finland had an   
impact on this number. The cost savings of the Stairs to Top programme were     
achieved, although not to the extent targeted.                                  


ORGANISATION AND PERSONNEL                                                      

Petri Rolig was appointed President and CEO of Suominen Corporation as of 1 May 
2008. Kalle Tanhuapää having retired from the same position on 30 April 2008.   
Paul-Erik Toivo was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Wiping  
business area as of 17 March 2008. Mikko Pellinen, the Vice President and       
General Manager of the Flexibles business area, started on 1 October 2008.      

The Corporate Executive Team comprises the President and CEO, the Vice President
and General Manager of the Wiping business area, the Vice President and General 
Manager of the Flexibles business area, and the Vice President and CFO.         


GENERAL MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS                                                

The Annual General meeting of Shareholders was held on 27 March 2008. The       
General Meeting decided that no dividend be paid for 2007.                      

The General Meeting approved the financial statements of the parent company and 
the Group for the financial year 1 January - 31 December 2007 and released the  
members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability for  
the period.                                                                     

The General Meeting elected Heikki Bergholm, Kai Hannus, Pekka Laaksonen, Juhani
Lassila, Mikko Maijala and Heikki Mairinoja to the Board of Directors. Mikko    
Maijala has served as Chairman and Pekka Laaksonen as Deputy Chairman of the    
Board.                                                                          

PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Accountants, with Heikki Lassila,  
APA, as the principal auditor, were elected as auditors of Suominen Corporation.


SHARE CAPITAL AND SHARES                                                        
Share capital                                                                   

The registered number of issued shares of Suominen totals 23,720,112 shares or  
EUR 11,860,056. There were no changes in share capital during the period under  
review.                                                                         


Share trading and price                                                         

A total of 4,251,828 Suominen Corporation shares were traded between January and
December 2008, equivalent to 17.9 per cent of shares included in the Company's  
share capital. The trading price varied between EUR 0.60 and EUR 2.25. The share
closed the year at EUR 0.66, giving the Company a market capitalisation of EUR  
15,618,936 as of the end of the year.                                           


The Company's own shares                                                        

On 1 January 2008, the Company held 36,343 of its own shares, with an           
acquisition value of EUR 3.19 per share.                                        

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on 27 March 2008 authorised the 
Board of Directors to decide on the acquisition of a maximum of 1,186,000 of the
Company's own shares. The authorisation will be valid for 18 months after the   
decision of the General Meeting. The repurchased shares will be used as payment 
in business acquisitions or other arrangements in the Company's business, to    
finance investments, to implement incentive programmes, will be held by the     
Company, or will be otherwise conveyed or cancelled. The Company's own shares   
will be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the holdings of the         
shareholders by using non-restricted equity through public trading on the NASDAQ
OMX Helsinki at the market price prevailing at the time of acquisition. Based on
its authorisation to repurchase, the Company on 4 - 7 November 2008 repurchased 
50,000 of its own shares, with an average price of EUR 0.67.                    

The General Meeting also authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the     
conveyance of a maximum of 1,222,000 of the Company's own shares. The           
authorisation will be valid for 18 months after the end of the General Meeting. 
Within the authorisation the Company has conveyed 31,286 of its own shares as   
emoluments to the Board of Directors in the period under review. The price of   
the conveyed shares was EUR 1.63 per share.                                     

On 31 December 2008, Suominen Corporation held a total of 55,057 of its own     
shares, accounting for 0.2%  of the share capital and votes.                    


Stock options 2006 and 2007                                                     

Under stock option plan 2006, a maximum of 300,000 stock options shall be issued
to the President and CEO of Suominen Corporation as specified by the Board of   
Directors. Each stock option entitles its holder to subscribe for one Suominen  
Corporation's share with an equivalent book value of EUR 0.50. According to the 
2006C stock option plan a total of 100,000 stock options has been issued in the 
period under review. The share subscription price for the stock options is the  
trade volume-weighted average price of the Company share on the NASDAQ OMX      
Helsinki in May 2008 or EUR 1.66. The subscription period for the 2006C stock   
options is from 2 May 2010 to 30 October 2011. . A total of 200,000 stock       
options included in the 2006A and 2006B stock option issues were returned to the
Company at the time of the CEO change-over.                                     

Under stock option plan 2007, a maximum of 200,000 stock options shall be issued
to the Executive Team of Suominen Corporation as specified by the Board of      
Directors. Each stock option entitles its holder to subscribe for one Suominen  
Corporation's share with an equivalent book value of EUR 0.50. During the period
under review, a total of 35,000 stock options has been issued according to the  
2007A stock option plan, and a total of 60,000 stock options according to the   
2007B stock option plan. The share subscription price for the 2007A stock       
options is the trade volume-weighted average price of the Company share on the  
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki in May 2007 or EUR 3.44. The share subscription price for   
the 2007B stock options is the trade volume-weighted average price of the       
Company share on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki in May 2008 or EUR 1.66. The           
subscription period for the 2007A stock options is from 2 May 2009 to 30 October
2010, and for the 2007B stock options from 2 May 2010 to 30 October 2011.       

As the registered number of Suominen's issued shares totals 23,720,112, the     
number of shares may rise to a maximum of 24,220,112 after stock option         
subscriptions.                                                                  


Other authorisation for the board of directors                                  

The Board of Directors is not currently authorised to issue shares, convertible 
bonds or bonds with warrants.                                                   


Notifications of changes in holdings                                            

On 20 November 2008, Etra Invest Oy reported that its holding in the share      
capital and voting rights of Suominen Corporation had grown to 5.73%.           


Capital loans                                                                   

Suominen Group issued a new EUR 10 million capital loan in the spring. This loan
will mature over a period of five years, in five equal instalments, and the loan
interest is 11.5 per cent. The capital loan comes after other loans in order of 
preference, the prerequisites for paying the related interest and capital being 
determined by the Companies Act. On 30 June 2008, the Company repaid the final  
instalment of EUR 2 million of the previous capital loan, which was issued in   
2003.                                                                           


NEAR-FUTURE UNCERTAINTIES                                                       

Demand for Suominen's products is affected by changes in consumer demand in     
Europe. The worsening economic situation is influencing consumers' behaviour and
there is a risk that consumers may change their purchasing habits.              

Suominen's customer base is fairly narrow, which adds to the customer-specific  
risk. This may have an impact on Suominen's business operations if consumers'   
buying habits become more constrained due to the general fall in consumption, or
if net sales are negative. The Company's ten largest customers account for 61   
(63) per cent of its sales, long-term contracts prevailing in the case of the   
largest customers. The Board of Directors has set up a risk policy to manage the
credit risk posed by customers. Customers' credit limits are set according to   
their credit worthiness and customer status. Receivables that fail to meet the  
required credit worthiness are insured.                                         

Plastic-based products suffer from a poor image in certain cases, which may     
increase the risk of low demand for some products. However, it is difficult to  
find alternatives to the products in Suominen's range. New technology and       
imports from countries with cheap production costs may reduce the               
competitiveness of Suominen's products. These risks can be minimised by setting 
quality specifications that cannot be met by currently available cheaper        
solutions, and meeting challenges posed by transportation and distribution.     

Lengthy interruptions in the supply of the Company's principal raw materials    
would necessitate production cuts at Suominen, and thereby have a negative      
impact on the Company's business operations. Suominen has several large         
international raw material suppliers, which means that serious interruptions in 
the supply are unlikely. The price of oil-based raw materials used by Suominen  
is set largely by world markets, which makes these prices difficult to forecast.
Suominen purchases about EUR 40 million worth of oil-based raw materials per    
annum. A price change at this level is reflected in prices charged to customers 
within 3 - 6 months.                                                            

Suominen aims to protect its business against product liability risks through   
the use of systematic quality assurance processes and product liability         
insurance. R&D is responsible for ensuring the underlying safety of the Group's 
products through product development and production. Continuous quality control 
ensures the quality of end products. The Company considers major product        
liability-related claims unlikely, and is unaware of any such claims.           

Managing damage risk forms part of the operational management of the Group's    
units. Risks of this type are covered by the Group's indemnity insurance for    
guaranteeing the continuity of operations. The Group's insurance needs are met  
by insurance policies approved by the Board of Directors and arranged by an     
external insurance broker, who assesses the related risk and arranges cover for 
property, interruption of production and liability. These policies are purchased
from reputable insurance companies.                                             

The Group's financial risks are managed according to a policy approved by the   
Board of Directors. These risks include the adequacy of funding, credit risks,  
and the market risks associated with financial instruments, divided into        
currency, interest, and commodity risks. Suominen's credit agreements contain a 
clause which states that unless the Company meets its obligations in full in    
this respect, the banks have the right to call in their loans prematurely and   
renegotiate their terms. Suominen considers that by improving operational       
profitability and reducing the Company's debts, this clause can be met, but the 
safety margin is not great.                                                     

Impairment test calculations are made annually to determin whether there is any 
indication of impairment. These calculations require forecasts. Actual cash     
flows may deviate from the forecast future discounted cash flows since the long 
economic life-time of assets, changes in the estimated product prices production
costs, and interest rates used in the discounting may result in significant     
write-downs. Impairment test calculations are based on present estimates of     
future developments. A one-time impairment charge against goodwill of EUR 2.2   
million was booked at the end of 2008 related to Nonwovens. The value applied   
for Codi Wipes exceeded the carrying amount by EUR 1.2 million.                 


OUTLOOK                                                                         

Demand for Suominen's products is evaluated on the basis of customer contracts  
and use forecast provided by customers. While our short-term use forecasts      
indicate lower volumes, it is currently difficult to determine whether this is  
caused by lower consumer demand, or a short-term decline in customers' stocks.  
Consumption of Suominen's main product groups is expected to remain more stable 
than the general consumer demand.                                               

Suominen's net sales are expected to fall compared to the year before, not only 
due to the general economic uncertainty, but also due to the rationalisation    
measures taken in the business units.                                           

The focus of the Company's operations is on improving profitability, and        
strengthening its cash flow and capital structure. The Stairs to Top enhancement
programme will be continued throughout the Group, and  is expected to improve   
Suominen's competitiveness. Plastic raw material prices fell at the end of 2008,
which is expected to improve the result, particularly for the first quarter of  
2009.                                                                           

Suominen estimates that the financial performance and profit after taxes will   
improve in 2009 compared to the year before.                                    


EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING PERIOD                                               

Employee negotiations at Suominen Nonwovens' Nakkila plant were concluded in    
February 2009. As a result of the negotiations, the entire personnel of the unit
will be temporarily laid off based on a staggered schedule in 2009. The         
aggregated number of temporary lay-offs will amount to 58 days, while the timing
and duration will be reviewed over the year to match fluctuations in sales.     


PROPOSAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              

The parent Company's distributable assets as of the end of 2008 totalled EUR    
11,233,730.47, of which the loss for the year was EUR 1,549,259.22.             

The Board of Directors will propose at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 
20 March 2009 that these funds should be distributed as follows:                

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| No dividend be paid for the financial year, EUR          |              0.00 |
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| Leaving on the retained earnings account, EUR            |     11,233,730.47 |
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No substantive changes have taken place in the Company's financial position     
after the end of the 2008 financial year.                                       


SUOMINEN CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED 1 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER 2008                  

This financial statement has been prepared in compliance with IAS 34 Interim    
Financial Reporting. Changes to published accounting standards and              
interpretations, together with the new accounting standards that came into force
on 1 January 2008, are presented in the financial statements for 2007. In 2008  
Suominen has adopted IAS 39 (amended) and IFRS 7 (amended), Reclassification of 
Financial assets. These amendments enable the exclusion of certain financial    
assets from financial assets held for trading or from available-for-sale        
financial assets when certain criteria are met. Amendments do not have an effect
on the consolidated financial statements.                                       

In its principles for preparing the financial statements, Suominen has not      
applied any changes allowed by the published new standards and interpretations  
prior to their official introduction. The accounting principles are consistent  
in other respects with those of the annual financial statements for 2007.       

The figures in this financial statement have not been audited.                  


STATEMENT OF INCOME                                                             
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| EUR 1 000                    |    10-12/ |    10-12/ |     1-12/ |     1-12/ |
|                              |      2008 |      2007 |      2008 |      2007 |
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| NET SALES                    |    49 824 |    54 072 |   214 605 |   215 245 |
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| Cost of goods sold           |   -46 770 |   -51 847 |  -203 429 |  -202 738 |
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| GROSS PROFIT                 |     3 054 |     2 225 |    11 176 |    12 507 |
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| Other operating income       |     1 022 |       384 |     1 547 |     1 438 |
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| Sales and marketing expenses |      -849 |      -718 |    -3 319 |    -3 643 |
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| Research and development     |      -668 |      -678 |    -2 233 |    -2 121 |
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| Administration expenses      |    -1 842 |    -1 687 |    -6 667 |    -6 300 |
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| Other operating expenses     |    -2 001 |      -122 |    -2 060 |      -228 |
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| OPERATING PROFIT BEFORE      |    -1 283 |      -596 |    -1 555 |     1 653 |
| IMPAIRMENT LOSSES            |           |           |           |           |
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| Impairment losses            |    -2 490 |    -8 430 |    -2 490 |    -8 430 |
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| OPERATING PROFIT             |    -3 773 |    -9 026 |    -4 045 |    -6 777 |
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| Financial income and         |    -1 252 |    -1 036 |    -4 796 |    -3 918 |
| expenses                     |           |           |           |           |
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| PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAXES   |    -5 025 |   -10 062 |    -8 841 |   -10 695 |
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| Income taxes                 |       636 |       379 |     1 600 |       564 |
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| PROFIT/LOSS FOR THE PERIOD   |    -4 389 |    -9 683 |    -7 241 |   -10 131 |
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| Earnings/share, EUR          |     -0.19 |     -0.41 |     -0.31 |     -0.43 |
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KEY FIGURES ON STATEMENT OF INCOME                                              
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|                              |    10-12/ |    10-12/ |     1-12/ |     1-12/ |
|                              |      2008 |      2007 |      2008 |      2007 |
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| Net sales, change, % *       |      -7.9 |           |      -0.3 |           |
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| Gross profit, % **           |       6.1 |       4.1 |       5.2 |       5.8 |
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| Operating profit, % **       |      -7.6 |     -16.7 |      -1.9 |      -3.1 |
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| Financial income and         |      -2.5 |      -1.9 |      -2.2 |      -1.8 |
| expenses, % **               |           |           |           |           |
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| Profit before income         |     -10.1 |     -18.6 |      -4.1 |      -5.0 |
| taxes, % **                  |           |           |           |           |
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| Profit for the period, % **  |      -8.8 |     -17.9 |      -3.4 |      -4.7 |
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*  Compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.                 
** As of net sales.                                                             


BALANCE SHEET                                                                   
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| EUR 1 000                                        |     12/2008 |     12/2007 |
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| ASSETS                                           |             |             |
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| Non-current assets                               |             |             |
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| Goodwill                                         |      23 404 |      25 604 |
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| Intangible non-current assets                    |         855 |         942 |
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| Tangible non-current assets                      |      62 661 |      74 083 |
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| Available-for-sale financial assets              |         627 |         712 |
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| Held-to-maturity investments                     |         172 |         100 |
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| Deferred tax assets                              |       1 562 |         688 |
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| Non-current assets, total                        |      89 281 |     102 129 |
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| Current assets                                   |             |             |
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| Inventories                                      |      24 050 |      30 765 |
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| Trade receivables                                |      21 174 |      28 718 |
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| Other current receivables                        |       4 843 |       8 873 |
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| Income tax receivables                           |         228 |         841 |
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| Cash at bank and in hand                         |       4 243 |       1 094 |
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| Current assets, total                            |      54 538 |      70 291 |
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| Assets, total                                    |     143 819 |     172 420 |
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| SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY AND LIABILITIES             |             |             |
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| Shareholders' equity                             |             |             |
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| Share capital                                    |      11 860 |      11 860 |
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| Share premium account                            |      24 681 |      24 681 |
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| Fair value and other reserves                    |        -540 |       1 661 |
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| Translation differences                          |        -288 |       1 202 |
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| Other shareholders' equity                       |        -323 |       6 903 |
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| Shareholders' equity, total                      |      35 390 |      46 307 |
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| Liabilities                                      |             |             |
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| Non-current liabilities                          |             |             |
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| Deferred tax liabilities                         |       3 684 |       5 848 |
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| Capital loans                                    |       8 000 |             |
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| Interest-bearing liabilities                     |      66 436 |      62 186 |
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| Non-current liabilities, total                   |      78 120 |      68 034 |
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| Current liabilities                              |             |             |
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| Interest-bearing liabilities                     |       9 967 |      34 933 |
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| Provisions                                       |             |         100 |
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| Capital loans                                    |       2 000 |       2 000 |
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| Income tax liabilities                           |         229 |             |
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| Trade payables and other current liabilities     |      18 113 |      21 046 |
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| Current liabilities, total                       |      30 309 |      58 079 |
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| Liabilities, total                               |     108 429 |     126 113 |
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| Shareholders' equity and liabilities, total      |     143 819 |     172 420 |
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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                                    

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| EUR 1    |  Share | Share |   Own | Trans |  Fair | Actuar | Re-tai |  Total |
| 000      | capita | premi | share | latio | value |   -ial |    ned |        |
|          |      l |    um |     s |     n | re-se |  gains | earn-i |        |
|          |        | accou |       | diffe |  rves |    and |    ngs |        |
|          |        |    nt |       | r-enc |       | losses |        |        |
|          |        |       |       |    es |       |        |        |        |
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| Total    | 11 860 |    24 |  -115 | 1 202 | 1 776 |      0 |  6 903 | 46 307 |
| equity   |        |   681 |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| at 1     |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| Jan.     |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| 2008     |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Net      |        |       |       |    -1 |    -2 |        |        | -3 757 |
| income   |        |       |       |   490 |   267 |        |        |        |
| recognis |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| ed       |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| directly |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| in       |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| equity   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Share-ba |        |       |       |       |       |        |     72 |     72 |
| sed      |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| payments |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Other    |        |       |       |       |       |        |     -8 |     -8 |
| changes  |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Net      |        |       |       |       |       |        | -7 241 | -7 241 |
| income   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| for the  |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| period   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Total    |      0 |     0 |     0 |    -1 |    -2 |      0 | -7 177 |    -10 |
| recognis |        |       |       |   490 |   267 |        |        |    934 |
| ed       |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| income   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| and      |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| expense  |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| for the  |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| period   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Business |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| transac- |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| tions    |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| with     |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| sharehol |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| d-ers    |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Repurcha |        |       |   -34 |       |       |        |        |    -34 |
| se of    |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| own      |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| shares   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Conveyan |        |       |    99 |       |       |        |    -48 |     51 |
| ce of    |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| own      |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| shares   |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| Total    | 11 860 |    24 |   -50 |  -288 |  -491 |      0 |   -322 | 35 390 |
| equity   |        |   681 |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| at 31    |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| December |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
| 2008     |        |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |
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| EUR 1    | Share | Share |   Own | Trans |   Fair | Actuar | Re-tai |  Total |
| 000      | capit | premi | share | latio |  value |   -ial |    ned |        |
|          |    al |    um |     s |     n | re-ser |  gains | earn-i |        |
|          |       | accou |       | diffe |    ves |    and |    ngs |        |
|          |       |    nt |       | r-enc |        | losses |        |        |
|          |       |       |       |    es |        |        |        |        |
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| Total    |    11 |    24 |  -163 |   738 |  1 348 |  1 372 | 16 907 | 56 743 |
| equity   |   860 |   681 |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| at 1     |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| Jan.     |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| 2007     |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Net      |       |       |       |   464 |    428 | -1 842 |        |  - 950 |
| income   |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| recognis |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| ed       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| directly |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| in       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| equity   |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Share-ba |       |       |       |       |        |        |     80 |     80 |
| sed      |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| payments |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Other    |       |       |       |       |        |    470 |  1 463 |  1 933 |
| changes  |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Net      |       |       |       |       |        |        |    -10 |    -10 |
| income   |       |       |       |       |        |        |    131 |    131 |
| for the  |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| period   |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Total    |     0 |     0 |     0 |   464 |    428 | -1 372 | -8 588 | -9 068 |
| recognis |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| ed       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| income   |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| and      |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| expense  |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| for the  |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| period   |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Business |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| transac- |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| tions    |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| with     |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| sharehol |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| d-ers    |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Dividend |       |       |       |       |        |        | -1 419 | -1 419 |
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| Conveyan |       |       |    48 |       |        |        |      3 |     51 |
| ce of    |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| own      |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| shares   |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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| Total    |    11 |    24 |  -115 | 1 202 |  1 776 |      0 |  6 903 | 46 307 |
| equity   |   860 |   681 |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| at 31    |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| December |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
| 2007     |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |
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CASH FLOW STATEMENT                                                             
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| EUR 1 000                                        |   1-12/2008 |   1-12/2007 |
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| Operations                                       |             |             |
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| Operating profit                                 |      -4 045 |      -6 777 |
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| Total adjustments                                |      14 763 |      21 379 |
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| Cash flow before change in working capital       |      10 718 |      14 602 |
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| Change in working capital                        |      12 255 |      -7 261 |
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| Financial items                                  |      -4 682 |      -3 852 |
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| Taxes paid                                       |         621 |        -791 |
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| Cash flow from operations                        |      18 912 |       2 698 |
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|                                                  |             |             |
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| Investment payments                              |             |             |
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| Investments in tangible and intangible assets    |      -3 578 |     -12 898 |
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| Proceeds from disposal of fixed assets           |         274 |       1 634 |
| and other proceeds                               |             |             |
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| Cash flow from investing activities              |      -3 304 |     -11 264 |
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|                                                  |             |             |
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| Financing                                        |             |             |
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| Non-current loans drawn                          |      33 000 |      18 371 |
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| Repayments of non-current loans                  |     -35 147 |     -11 520 |
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| Withdrawals of capital loans                     |      10 000 |             |
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| Repayments of capital loans                      |      -2 000 |      -2 000 |
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| Dividends paid                                   |             |      -1 420 |
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| Repurchase and conveyance of own shares          |          17 |          51 |
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| Change in current loans                          |     -18 336 |       4 934 |
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| Cash flow from financing                         |     -12 466 |       8 416 |
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|                                                  |             |             |
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| Change in cash and cash equivalents              |       3 142 |        -150 |
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| KEY FIGURES                                    |  1-12/2008 |    |   12/2007 |
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| Earnings/share, EUR                            |      -0.31 |    |     -0.43 |
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| Equity/share, EUR                              |       1.49 |    |      1.96 |
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| Dividend/share, EUR                            |      0.00  | *  |      0.00 |
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| Cash flow from operations/share, EUR           |       0.80 |    |      0.12 |
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| Return on equity (ROE), %                      |      -16.7 |    |     -18.8 |
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| Return on invested capital (ROI), %            |       -2.9 |    |      -4.5 |
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| Equity ratio, %                                |       24.6 |    |      26.9 |
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| Gearing, %                                     |      229.9 |    |     210.5 |
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| Gross investments, EUR 1 000                   |      3 910 |    |    11 266 |
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| Depreciation, EUR 1 000                        |     12 595 |    |    13 934 |
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| Impairment losses, EUR 1 000                   |      2 490 |    |     8 430 |
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* Proposal by the Board of Directors                                            


SEGMENT REPORTING                                                               

WIPING                                                                          
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| EUR 1 000                           |  1-12/2008 |   1-12/2007 |    Change % |
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| Net sales                           |            |             |             |
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| - Codi Wipes                        |     72 367 |      70 032 |         3.3 |
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| - Nonwovens                         |     76 320 |      76 970 |        -0.8 |
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| - eliminations                      |    -10 166 |      -9 413 |         8.0 |
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| Total                               |    138 521 |     137 589 |         0.7 |
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| Operating profit before impairment  |     -2 266 |        -359 |             |
| losses                              |            |             |             |
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| % of net sales                      |       -1.6 |        -0.3 |             |
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| Impairment losses                   |     -2 490 |      -8 430 |             |
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| Operating profit                    |     -4 756 |      -8 789 |             |
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| Assets                              |     93 804 |     108 295 |             |
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| Liabilities                         |     12 242 |      12 884 |             |
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| Net assets                          |     81 562 |      95 411 |             |
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| Investments                         |      2 042 |       4 379 |             |
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| Depreciation                        |      7 525 |       8 407 |             |
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| Impairment losses                   |      2 490 |       8 430 |             |
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| Average personnel                   |        445 |         466 |             |
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FLEXIBLES                                                                       
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| EUR 1 000                           |  1-12/2008 |   1-12/2007 |    Change % |
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| Net sales                           |     76 795 |      78 269 |        -1.9 |
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| Operating profit                    |      1 191 |       2 407 |             |
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| % of net sales                      |        1.6 |         3.1 |             |
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| Assets                              |     47 183 |      59 744 |             |
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| Liabilities                         |      8 136 |       9 896 |             |
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| Net assets                          |     39 047 |      49 848 |             |
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| Investments                         |      1 820 |       6 852 |             |
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| Depreciation                        |      5 033 |       5 481 |             |
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| Average personnel                   |        562 |         593 |             |
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CONSOLIDATION ITEMS                                                             
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| EUR 1 000                                   |     1-12/2008 |      1-12/2007 |
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| Net sales                                   |          -711 |           -613 |
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| Operating profit                            |          -480 |           -395 |
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| Assets                                      |         2 832 |          4 381 |
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| Liabilities                                 |        89 244 |        103 333 |
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| Investments                                 |            48 |             35 |
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| Depreciation                                |            37 |             46 |
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| Average personnel                           |            12 |             11 |
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NET SALES BY MARKET AREA                                                        
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| EUR 1 000                                   |     1-12/2008 |      1-12/2007 |
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| Finland                                     |        34 954 |         34 139 |
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| Scandinavia                                 |        18 375 |         22 032 |
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| The Netherlands                             |        16 891 |         19 022 |
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| Other Europe                                |       119 573 |        104 539 |
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| Other countries                             |        24 812 |         35 513 |
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| Net sales, total                            |       214 605 |        215 245 |
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QUARTERLY FIGURES                                                               
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| EUR 1 000           |   I/2008 |  II/2008 | III/2008 |   IV/2008 | I/2008-IV |
|                     |          |          |          |           |     /2008 |
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| NET SALES           |          |          |          |           |           |
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| Wiping              |          |          |          |           |           |
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| - Codi Wipes        |   18 507 |   17 379 |   19 481 |    17 000 |    72 367 |
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| - Nonwovens         |   20 559 |   21 109 |   19 152 |    15 500 |    76 320 |
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| - eliminations      |   -3 564 |   -1 966 |   -2 493 |    -2 143 |   -10 166 |
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| Total               |   35 502 |   36 522 |   36 140 |    30 357 |   138 521 |
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| Flexibles           |   19 094 |   18 817 |   19 157 |    19 727 |    76 795 |
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| Consolidation items |     -134 |     -171 |     -146 |      -260 |      -711 |
| and eliminations    |          |          |          |           |           |
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| Net sales, total    |   54 462 |   55 168 |   55 151 |    49 824 |   214 605 |
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| OPERATING PROFIT    |          |          |          |           |           |
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| Wiping              |      -97 |      295 |     -516 |      -396 |      -687 |
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|  % of net sales     |     -0.3 |      0.8 |     -1.4 |      -1.2 |      -0.5 |
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| Flexibles           |      175 |      509 |     -312 |       819 |     1 191 |
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|  % of net sales     |      0.9 |      2.7 |     -1.6 |       4.2 |       1.6 |
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| Consolidation items |     -203 |     -186 |       63 |      -154 |      -480 |
| and eliminations    |          |          |          |           |           |
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| Operating profit    |     -125 |      618 |     -765 |       296 |        24 |
| before              |          |          |          |           |           |
| non-recurring costs |          |          |          |           |           |
| and impairment      |          |          |          |           |           |
| losses              |          |          |          |           |           |
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|  % of net sales     |     -0.2 |      1.1 |     -1.4 |       0.6 |       0.0 |
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| Non-recurring costs |          |          |          |    -1 579 |    -1 579 |
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| Impairment losses   |          |          |          |    -2 490 |    -2 490 |
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| Operating profit,   |     -125 |      618 |     -765 |    -3 773 |    -4 045 |
| total               |          |          |          |           |           |
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|  % of net sales     |     -0.2 |      1.1 |     -1.4 |      -7.6 |      -1.9 |
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| NET FINANCIAL       |   -1 084 |   -1 200 |   -1 260 |    -1 252 |    -4 796 |
| EXPENSES            |          |          |          |           |           |
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| PROFIT BEFORE       |   -1 209 |     -582 |   -2 025 |    -5 025 |    -8 841 |
| INCOME TAXES        |          |          |          |           |           |
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INFORMATION ON RELATED PARTIES                                                  

Suominen has related party relationships with the members of the Board of       
Directors, and the members of the Corporate Executive Team. The Company has no  
investments in associated companies. Salaries paid to the related parties       
amounted to EUR 815 thousand, share-based payments EUR 72 thousand, and         
unsecured loans EUR 1 100 thousand.                                             


MOVEMENTS IN BORROWINGS                                                         
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| EUR 1 000                                           | 1-12/2008 |  1-12/2007 |
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| Total borrowings on 1 January                       |    99 119 |     89 335 |
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|                                                     |           |            |
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| Current loans from financial institutions on 1      |     3 000 |      8 000 |
| January                                             |           |            |
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| Change in current loans from financial institutions |    -3 000 |     -5 000 |
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| Current loans from financial institutions on 31     |         0 |      3 000 |
| December                                            |           |            |
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|                                                     |           |            |
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| Commercial papers on 1 January                      |    15 336 |      5 402 |
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| Change in commercial papers                         |   -15 336 |      9 934 |
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| Commercial papers on 31 December                    |         0 |     15 336 |
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|                                                     |           |            |
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| Non-current loans on 1 January                      |    78 783 |     71 933 |
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| Change in non-current loans                         |    -2 380 |      6 850 |
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| Non-current loans on 31 December                    |    76 403 |     78 783 |
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|                                                     |           |            |
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| Capital loans on 1 January                          |     2 000 |      4 000 |
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| Change in capital loans                             |     8 000 |     -2 000 |
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| Capital loans on 31 December                        |    10 000 |      2 000 |
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|                                                     |           |            |
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| Total borrowings on 31 December                     |    86 403 |     99 119 |
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CHANGES IN FIXED ASSETS                                                         
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| EUR 1 000             |      1-12/ |             |       1-12/ |             |
|                       |       2008 |             |        2007 |             |
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|                       |   Tangible |  Intangible |    Tangible |  Intangible |
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| Book value at the     |     74 083 |         942 |      77 168 |         944 |
| beginning of the      |            |             |             |             |
| period                |            |             |             |             |
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| Investments           |      3 701 |         137 |      11 087 |         179 |
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| Decreases             |     -2 305 |             |      -1 600 |             |
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| Depreciation and      |    -12 666 |        -219 |     -13 730 |        -203 |
| impairments           |            |             |             |             |
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| Translation           |       -152 |          -5 |       1 158 |          22 |
| differences and other |            |             |             |             |
| changes               |            |             |             |             |
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| Book value at the end |     62 661 |         855 |      74 083 |         942 |
| of the period         |            |             |             |             |
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CONTINGENT LIABILITIES                                                          
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| EUR 1 000                                      |      12/2008 |      12/2007 |
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| FOR OWN DEBT                                   |              |              |
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| Real estate mortgages                          |       24 045 |        5 045 |
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| Corporate mortgages                            |       50 000 |        1 177 |
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| OTHER OWN COMMITMENTS                          |              |              |
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| Leasing payments and commitments               |       12 389 |       10 226 |
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| Rent commitments                               |       10 215 |       13 209 |
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| Guarantee commitment for financial lease of    |        1 468 |        1 557 |
| discontinued operations                        |              |              |
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NOMINAL AND FAIR VALUES OF DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS                     

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| EUR 1 000                                 |        12/2008 |         12/2007 |
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| CURRENCY DERIVATIVES                      |                |                 |
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| Nominal value                             |          6 548 |          10 724 |
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| Fair value                                |            121 |              69 |
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| INTEREST RATE DERIVATIVES                 |                |                 |
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| Nominal value                             |         58 700 |          65 667 |
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| Fair value                                |           -297 |           1 123 |
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| ELECTRICITY DERIVATIVES                   |                |                 |
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| Nominal value                             |          2 973 |           4 683 |
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| Fair value                                |           -394 |           1 337 |
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Helsinki, 11 February 2009                                                      

SUOMINEN CORPORATION                                                            

Board of Directors                                                              


For addition information please contact:                                        
Mr. Petri Rolig, President and CEO, tel. +358 (0)10 214 300                     
Mr. Arto Kiiskinen, Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 (0)10 214 300
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