Norra transaction approved by Finnish competition authority

Finnair Plc    Stock Exchange Release      19 November 2015 at 8:00 am EET

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has approved the transaction in which Finnair transfers 60% of the shares in Nordic Regional Airlines AB to StaffPoint Holding Oy and Kilco Oy. Upon completion of the sale, StaffPoint’s ownership in the joint venture will be 45%, Kilco’s 15% and Finnair’s 40%. The transaction is expected to close in November 2015.

Finnair has previously issued a stock exchange release on the transaction on 4 November 2015.

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