AMENDMENTS OF YIT?S ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION RECORDED IN THE TRADE REGISTER
YIT CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT, MARCH 24, 2006, 10:00
AMENDMENTS OF YITS ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION RECORDED IN THE TRADE REGISTER
YIT Corporations Annual General Meeting, held on March 13, 2006, decided to amend Articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 of the Articles of Association. The amendments were entered in the Trade Register today.
Finnish and Swedish business names are changed
A decision was made to amend Article 1 of the Articles of Association such that the companys Finnish business name was changed to YIT Oyj and the Swedish parallel business name to YIT Abp. The English name, YIT Corporation, was kept unchanged.
Network services added to the companys field of activity
A decision was made to amend Article 2 of the Articles of Association such that network services was added to the companys field of activity.
Nominal value of the companys share is divided by two
A decision was made to amend Article 3 of the Articles of Association to change the nominal value of the companys share from one euro to 0.5 euro (split). Each share having a nominal value of one euro will be split into two shares having a nominal value of 0.5 euro each. The number of the companys shares will double from 62,397,352 to 124,794,704 shares. The share capital will remain unchanged, that is, EUR 62,397,352.
The number of shares owned by each shareholder will double. The increase in the number of shares will be carried out in the bookentry system and shareholders are not required to take action. The newly doubled share amounts will be used on the Helsinki Stock Exchange as from March 27, 2006.
Composition of the Board of Directors and election of its members
A decision was made to amend Article 4 of the Articles of Association such that the Annual General Meeting shall elect the chairman and vice chairman of the Board of Directors and a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) Board members. A person who has reached the age of 68 years shall not be elected as a member of the Board of Directors.
A decision was made to amend Article 9 of the Articles of Association such that the chairman, vice chairman and members of the Board of Directors shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
YIT Corporations Articles of Association can be read on the companys Internet site.
Veikko Myllyperkiö Vice President, Corporate Communications
Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange, principal media, www.yit.fi
YIT creates better living environment by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. Our vision is to bring more life in sustainable cities. We want to focus on caring for customer, visionary urban development, passionate execution and inspiring leadership. Our growth engine is urban development involving partners. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2016, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.8 billion, and we employ about 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com