Stock exchange release


28 March 2007, 18:50 EEST

On 28 March 2007 Fortum Corporation's Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to repurchase the company's own shares. The Board of Directors has decided to start repurchasing shares at the earliest on 24 April 2007. The acquisitions will continue until further notice.

The shares will be acquired in order to direct the capital structure of the     
company towards the agreed target level.                                        

The maximum amount of shares to be repurchased is 20 million shares. In         
addition, the amount of consideration used for the acquisitions may not exceed  
EUR 300 million.                                                                

The shares will be repurchased through public trading of the securities on the  
Helsinki Stock Exchange, which means that they will not be purchased in         
proportion to the holdings of the shareholders. The acquisition price of the    
shares must be based on the price of Fortum's share in public trading.          

Shares repurchased by the company shall be cancelled through a separate decision
made by the Board of Directors.                                                 

Fortum Corporation                                                              

Carola Teir-Lehtinen                                                            
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications                                 

For further information, please contact:                                        
Jouni Huttunen, Head of Treasury Management, Fortum Corporation,                
+358 50 45                                                                      

Helsinki Stock Exchange                                                         
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