Fortum Corporation has today been informed about suspicions concerning an
alleged delay in Perlos Corporation's profit warning in the turn of the year
2002-2003. The public prosecutor has decided to prosecute Fortum Corporation's
CEO Mikael Lilius and certain other members of the Board of Directors of Perlos
Corporation in 2002-2003 for having neglected the disclosure duty of the
company. Lilius was a member of the Board of Directors of Perlos Corporation
from the year 1997 to 2003.
Lilius denies the charges as groundless.
SVP, Corporate Communications
Helsinki Stock Exchange