Increase in Price Range of Neste Oil Offering

Fortum Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 12 April 2005 at 8.00 am

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Increase in Price Range of Neste Oil Offering

Fortum Corporation has decided to raise the price range for the offering of
38,440,137 shares of Neste Oil Corporation from EUR 11 - 13 per share to EUR 13
15 per share.

Fortum Corporation will make the final decision on the execution of the
the number of shares to be sold, the offer price and the other terms and
conditions after the offering period in the institutional offering has ended,
which is expected to be on or around 15 April 2005.

Fortum Corporation
Carola Teir-Lehtinen
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

For further information please contact:
Juha Laaksonen, CFO Fortum Corporation, tel. +358 10 452 4519


Helsinki Stock Exchange

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United States. The material set forth herein is for informational purposes only
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