EXEL OYJ    STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT   7.3.2003 at 10.00    1 (1)


After the previous increase in the share capital registered on
November 26, 2002, a total of 4,400 shares in Exel Oyj have been
subscribed with the warrants attached to the warrant programme 1998.
The subscription price was EUR 3.56 as stipulated in the Terms and
Conditions of the warrant programme. The subscription period for the A
warrants began on October 1, 2000.

The increase in the share capital, in total EUR 1,540 was registered
in the Finnish Trade Register on March 7, 2003. As a result of the
increase, the share capital of Exel Oyj is now EUR 1,854,755 and the
total number of shares is 5,299,300. Exel received a total of EUR
15.664 as shareholders’ equity.

The holders of the new shares are entitled to all shareholders’ rights
from the registration date. The new shares will be listed on Helsinki
Exchanges main list together with the old shares on March 10, 2003.

Mäntyharju, March 7, 2003


Ari Jokelainen
President & CEO

Further information:
Mr Ari Jokelainen, President, Exel Oyj, tel. +358 50 590 6750

Exel Oyj is a Finnish company specialised in composite technology. The
Group’s operations consist of sporting goods and industrial
applications. Exel’s best-known products include cross-country and
alpine poles, Nordic Walking poles, surfboard masts, floorball clubs
and industrial profiles in general. The Group’s four factories are
located in Finland and Germany. Over 70% of production is exported. In
2002 the Group’s net sales totalled EUR 51.2 million. Exel personnel
numbered 359 on December 31, 2002. Exel’s share is listed on Helsinki
Exchanges main list. Further information:

About Us

Exel Composites, a global technology company headquartered in Finland, is the world’s largest manufacturer of pultruded and pull-wound composite products. Our global manufacturing, R&D, and sales footprint serves customers across a broad range of industries and applications. With 60 years of composites experience and engineering expertise, we work closely with our customers to design and manufacture high quality composite products using carbon fiber, fiberglass, and other high-performance materials. Our composites help reduce weight, improve performance, and decrease total life cycle costs, all while helping increase energy efficiencies and supporting environmental sustainability. Exel Composites employs approximately 650 innovative and customer-focused employees around the world and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange. To find out more about our offering and company please visit