YIT Corporation’s Annual General Meeting on March 18, 2015: President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas comments on the first quarter’s development



YIT Corporation’s Annual General Meeting on March 18, 2015: President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas comments on the first quarter’s development


YIT Corporation will hold its Annual General Meeting today, March 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas will present a review of YIT’s Financial Statements for 2014 as well as the outlook for the present year. In addition, President and CEO Kauniskangas will briefly comment on the first quarter’s development.

“Despite the continued demanding market situation in our main markets Finland and Russia, we have had several successes during the beginning of the year. The consortium formed by YIT and Meridiam was chosen as the preferred bidder for E18 Hamina-Vaalimaa motorway project, in addition to which we have won several new business premises contracts in Finland and CEE-countries. We are also satisfied that the city plan regarding the Tripla project in Central Pasila became legally valid, enabling the project to proceed.

In Housing, investors have continued to be active in Finland and in the beginning of March we signed a significant frame agreement with LocalTapiola on construction of over 550 apartments. The Finnish consumer demand has remained weak, and in Russia the demand has slowed down from the good level in the beginning of the year. In CEE-countries, the positive development of the residential market has continued especially in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We estimate the first quarter’s consumer sales to be approximately 300 apartments in Finland, approximately 900 apartments in Russia and approximately 200 apartments in CEE-countries.” says President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas.

The complete agenda of the Annual General Meeting was published on February 5, 2015. The Annual General Meeting agenda and the presentation material of the review of the President and CEO Kari Kauniskangas are available on the YIT website at www.yitgroup.com/agm2015.





Sanna Kaje
Vice President, Investor Relations

Distribution: NASDAQ OMX, principal media, www.yitgroup.com

YIT is a construction industry leader. We create better living environments in Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Over 100 years of experience have secured us a strong market position: we are the largest housing developer and one of the largest business premises and infrastructure developers in Finland, and the most significant foreign housing and area developer in Russia. Our vision is to stay one step ahead – while taking care of our customers, partners and personnel. We have nearly 6,000 employees in seven countries. In 2014, our revenue amounted to around EUR 1.8 billion. Our share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com




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YIT is the largest Finnish and significant North European construction company. We develop and build apartments, business premises and entire areas. We are also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction and paving. Together with our customers our 10,000 professionals are creating more functional, more attractive and more sustainable cities and environments. We work in 11 countries: Finland, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The new YIT was born when over 100-year-old YIT Corporation and Lemminkäinen Corporation merged on February 1, 2018. Our pro forma revenue for 2017 was over EUR 3.8 billion. YIT Corporation's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy. www.yitgroup.com