AvestaPolarit to apply for delisting from the Helsinki and Stockholm stock exchanges

AvestaPolarit to apply for delisting from the Helsinki and Stockholm stock exchanges The Board of Directors of AvestaPolarit Oyj Abp has at its meeting today decided to authorise Chief Executive Officer Ossi Virolainen to apply for the delisting of AvestaPolarit shares from the Helsinki and Stockholm stock exchanges. It is expected that the delisting process will be completed earliest at the end of calendar year 2002 and latest as soon as all outstanding shares in AvestaPolarit have been acquired by Outokumpu. For further information, please contact: Hannele Öbrink, Manager - Investor Relations Tel.: +46 (0)8 613 4419 or +46 (0)70 652 1032. e-mail: hannele.obrink@avestapolarit.com AvestaPolarit Corporate Management Linnoitustie 4 A, PO Box 270, FIN-02601 Espoo, Finland. Tel: +358 9 5764 5511, fax: +358 9 5764 5555 Vasagatan 8-10, PO Box 16377, SE-103 27 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 613 3600, fax: +46 8 613 3669 Registered office: Espoo, Business ID: 0823312-4 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/24/20021024BIT00690/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/24/20021024BIT00690/wkr0002.pdf