Stock exchange release

Fortum shares subscribed for with share warrants

09 March 2009, 09:30 EET

Fortum Corporation Stock exchange announcement 9 March 2009 at 9.30 EET

Fortum shares subscribed for with share warrants                                

The following new shares have been subscribed for with Fortum Corporation's     
share warrants:                                                                 

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| Name of scheme                        |  Subscription period |      Quantity |
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| Share Option Scheme 2002B for key     |   1 February 2009-   |        87,620 |
| employees                             |   28 February 2009   |               |
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The corresponding increase in share capital has not yet been entered in the     
trade register.                                                                 

The intention is that the next time share subscriptions related to the Fortum   
Share Option Scheme 2002B are registered will be approximately on 24 March 2009,
when the new shares subscribed for by 17 March 2009 will be registered. The     
shares subscribed for with options by 17 March 2009 are entitled to a dividend  
possibly paid for 2008 during the spring of 2009. The holders of these new      
shares are also entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting in the    
spring of 2009 under the terms indicated in the notice to the shareholders'     
meeting.                                                                        

After March's registration the next time share subscriptions are intended to be 
registered is approximately on 8 May 2009, when the new shares subscribed for by
30 April 2009 will be registered. The subscription period for Share Option      
Scheme 2002B finishes 30 April 2009.                                            
                                                                                

Fortum Corporation                                                              
Maria Romantschuk                                                               
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications                                 

Additional information:                                                         
Jouni Huttunen, Head of Treasury Management, +358 10 45 24649                   

Distribution:                                                                   
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki                                                             
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