Fortum's President and CEO Tapio Kuula on sick leave

FORTUM CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 25 March 2013

Fortum Corporation's President and CEO Tapio Kuula has been diagnosed with
metastasis of a malignant tumour in the medical examination of his upper arm
pains during the weekend. The needed medical treatment and its duration will be
decided on the basis of additional examinations. He will start his sick leave
immediately.

During Tapio Kuula's leave of absence, Fortum CFO Markus Rauramo will assume
responsibility for the duties of President and CEO.

Fortum Corporation
Helena Aatinen
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications


For additional information, please contact:
Sari Baldauf, Chairman of the Board, Fortum Corporation:
Call-back requests tel. +358 10 45 24121/ Gun Wangel, Executive assistant
Helena Aatinen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fortum
Corporation,
tel. +358 10 45 20480

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Fortum

Fortum's purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future
generations. We provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low
emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and deliver excellent value
to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and
sales of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.

Fortum's operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the
Baltics. In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy
markets provide additional growth opportunities. In 2012, Fortum’s sales
totalled EUR 6.2 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.7 billion.
We employ approximately 10,400 people. Fortum’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki.

Further information: www.fortum.com