Notice of extraordinary general meeting

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING The Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders of AvestaPolarit Oyj Abp will be held at Outokumpu's head office at Riihitontuntie 7 B, 02200 Espoo, Finland on Monday, 18 November 2002 at 3.00 p.m. Registration for attendance and distribution of voting slips will begin at 2.30 p.m. Items on the agenda of the General Meeting ·Proposal by the Board of Directors to change the Articles of Association to the effect that the Board of Directors may not consist of less than three members (currently six). ·Proposal by the Company's largest shareholder, Outokumpu Oyj, representing some 99.8 percent of the shares and votes in the Company, to elect a new Board of Directors consisting of Dr Jyrki Juusela (currently Chairman of the Board), Mr Risto Virrankoski (currently member of the Board), Mr Ossi Virolainen (currently Chief Executive Officer) and Mr Esa Lager (currently Senior Vice President - Finance and Administration, Outokumpu Oyj). The proposal is further that no remuneration would be payable to the Board Members for their services. Right to attend the General Meeting In order to attend the General Meeting, shareholders must be registered in the Shareholders' Register of the Company, maintained by the Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd. (Suomen Arvopaperikeskus Oy) (the "APK"), on 8 November 2002. Shareholders who own their shares through a nominee shareholder must contact their bank or broker to be temporarily recorded in the Shareholders' Register in their own name. Accordingly, also those shareholders whose shareholdings are registered with the Swedish Central Securities Depository and Clearing Organisation (VPC AB) (the "VPC") should request temporary registration with the APK by delivering a specific VPC form to the VPC. The form is available at the Company's Corporate Management office at Linnoitustie 4 A, FIN-02600 Espoo, Finland. These forms will also be sent to shareholders upon request. To allow sufficient time for the temporary registration the VPC form must be delivered to the VPC by 3.00 p.m. Swedish time on 1 November 2002, at the latest. In order to attend the General Meeting, shareholders must also notify the Company of their intention to do so by telephone to +358-9-57645546, by fax to +358-9-57645553, by letter addressed to AvestaPolarit Oyj Abp, P.O Box 270 (Linnoitustie 4 A), FIN-02601 Espoo, Finland or by e-mail to egm@avestapolarit.com. The notification must be received by the Company by 4.00 p.m. Finnish time on 11 November 2002, at the latest. Shareholders who wish to be represented by proxy at the General Meeting, must deliver the proxy document (copy or original) to the Company by fax to +358-9-57645553 or otherwise to the Company's office at Linnoitustie 4 A, FIN-02600 Espoo, Finland, by 4.00 p.m. Finnish time on 11 November 2002, at the latest. Shareholders are reminded that the original proxy document must be submitted to the Company latest at the General Meeting. Espoo 24 October 2002 AVESTAPOLARIT OYJ ABP Board of Directors Contact for further inquiries: Hannele Öbrink, Manager - Investor Relations Telephone: +46 8 613 4419 or +46 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/2002/10/24/20021024BIT00580/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/24/20021024BIT00580/wkr0002.pdf