Ponsse Plc to start repurchase of own shares

PONSSE PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 10 MAY 2010  
                    
Ponsse Plc to start repurchase of own shares
                                    
The Board of Directors of Ponsse Plc has resolved to exercise the authorisation 
by the Annual General Meeting on 31 March 2010 to repurchase a maximum of       
165.000 of the company's own shares, which corresponds to 0,59 per cent of the  
total number of issued shares. The shares will be repurchased as part of the    
company's incentive programme announced on 29 April 2010 to be used as potential
reward payments in accordance with the programme criteria.                      
                                                                                
Shares will be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the existing         
shareholdings of the company's shareholders using the company's unrestricted    
equity in public trading on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd at the market price     
quoted at the time of the repurchase.  
                                         
The repurchase of own shares will start on 18 May 2010 at the earliest. The     
repurchase authorisation will be effective until the next Annual General        
Meeting; however, no later than 30 June 2011 and covers a maximum of 250,000    
shares.                                                                         

Vieremä 10 May 2010    
                                                         
PONSSE PLC                                                                      
Petri Härkönen                                                                  
CFO                                                                             

FURTHER INFORMATION                                                             
Petri Härkönen, CFO, tel. +358 20 768 8608 or +358 50 409 8362                  

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Ponsse Plc specialises in the sales, production, maintenance and technology of  
cut-to-length forest machines. Its operations are guided by a genuine interest  
in its customers and their business operations. The company develops and        
manufactures innovative harvesting solutions that follow the principles of      
sustainable development and are based on customer needs.   
                     
The company was established by forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in    
1970, and it has been a pioneer of timber harvesting solutions based on the     
cut-to-length method ever since. Ponsse is headquartered in Vieremä, Finland.   
The Company's shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List. The Group        
operates in approximately 40 countries.

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