The Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry today announced it will offer for sale a portion of its shares in Fortum Corporation. The offering is directed both to global institutional investors and to retail investors in Finland. Pursuant to these Offerings, the state’s holding in Fortum will be reduced from the current 70.7% to 61.6% or 60.8% if the over-allotment option included in the conditions is exercised in full.


The Global Institutional Offering and the Retail Offering are expected to commence on June 3, 2002 and June 4, 2002 respectively, with pricing expected on June 13, 2002.


All detailed information about the Offerings and their conditions can be found in the stock exchange release issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry today.


Fortum Corporation


Carola Teir-Lehtinen

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications




Helsinki Exchanges

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