RAISIO BOARD'S PROPOSALS TO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Raisio plc Stock Exchange Release 12 February 2009 at 14 p.m. Finnish time      

RAISIO BOARD'S PROPOSALS TO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING                              

The Board of Raisio plc has decided on proposals to the Annual General Meeting, 
which will be held on 26 March 2009 at 2 p.m. in Turku. Content of the proposals
is available in the enclosed invitation to the AGM. The invitation will be      
published in the newspapers on 27 February 2009, when the registration for the  
AGM starts.                                                                     

RAISIO PLC                                                                      

Heidi Hirvonen                                                                  
Communications Manager                                                          
tel. +358 50 567 3060                                                           

More information:                                                               
Janne Martti, Director, Finance and Treasury, tel. +358 50 556 6521             


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NASDAQ OMX Helsinki                                                             
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www.raisio.com                                                                  



NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING                                                       

The shareholders of Raisio plc are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting 
which will be held on Thursday 26 March 2009 at 14.00 (2 p.m.) at Turku Fair and
Congress Center, address Messukentänkatu 9-13, FI-20200 Turku, Finland.         

Listing of the participants who have registered to the meeting commences at     
13.00 (1 p.m.).                                                                 

The following issues will be handled in the meeting:                            

1. Opening of the meeting                                                       

2. Election of chairman and secretary for the meeting                           

3. Noting that the meeting has been legally convened and the members present    
constitute a quorum                                                             

4. Election of examiners of the minutes                                         

5. Election of counters of votes                                                

6. Confirmation of the list of votes                                            

7. Presentation of the Financial Statements, Consolidated Financial Statements  
and Board of Directors' Report, and Auditor's Report and statement given by the 
Supervisory Board                                                               

8. Confirmation of the Financial Statements and Consolidated Financial          
Statements                                                                      

9. Using the profits shown in the balance sheet                                 

The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that a dividend of € 0.07
be paid per each restricted share and each free share. Dividend will be paid on 
7 April 2009 to the shareholders entered in the shareholders register kept by   
Euroclear Finland Oy on the record date 31 March 2009.                          

10. Granting discharge from personal liability to members of the Supervisory    
Board and Board of Directors and the CEO                                        

11. Deciding on the newspapers in which the invitation to the General Meeting is
published                                                                       

12. Deciding on the remuneration of the Chairman and members of the Supervisory 
Board and on the compensation of the costs they incur due to the meetings       

13. Deciding on the remuneration of the Chairman and members of the Board of    
Directors and on the compensation of the costs they incur due to the meetings   

14. Deciding on the remuneration of the Auditors                                

15. Deciding on the number of the members of the Supervisory Board              

Shareholders who hold 6.7 % of the shares and 14.7 % of the votes have informed 
the Board of Directors that they will propose to the Annual General Meeting that
the number of members of the Supervisory Board be 25.                           

16. Election of the members of the Supervisory Board                            

Shareholders who hold 6.7 % of the shares and 14.7 % of the votes have informed 
the Board of Directors that they will propose to the General Meeting that as    
members of the Supervisory Board be elected Jarmo Mäntyharju in place of Juha   
Saura and Cay Blomberg in place of Mikael Holmberg and all other members whose  
term ends in 2009 would be re-elected; all for the term commencing after the    
closing of the Annual General Meeting.                                          

17. Deciding on the number of the members of the Board of Directors             

18. Election of the members of the Board of Directors                           

19. Deciding on the number of Auditors and Deputy Auditors                      

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting elect two       
auditors and two deputy auditors for the financial year 2010.                   

20. Election of the Auditors and Deputy Auditors for the financial year 2010    

The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that Johan        
Kronberg, APA, and Mika Kaarisalo, APA, be elected auditors and                 
PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, auditing company approved by the Central Chamber of  
Commerce and Kalle Laaksonen, APA, be elected deputy auditors for the financial 
year 2010.                                                                      

21. Proposal by some shareholders for the amendment of the Articles of          
Association                                                                     

Shareholders who hold 6.7 % of the shares and 14.7 % of the votes have informed 
the Board of Directors that they will propose to the Annual General Meeting that
section 14, paragraph 2 of the Articles of Association be amended to read as    
follows:                                                                        

“A person who has turned 68 before the commencing of the term cannot be elected 
a member of the Board of Directors, and no more than two of the members may have
an employment relationship with the Company or a company that belongs to the    
group formed by the Company as the parent company.”                             

22. Authorising the Board of Directors to decide on the acquisition of the      
company's own shares                                                            

The Board of Directors proposes that the General Meeting authorise the Board of 
Directors to decide on the acquisition of the Company's own shares by using     
funds included in the Company's non-restricted equity on the following terms and
conditions:                                                                     

The shares can be acquired for the purpose of developing the Company's capital  
structure, for use in the financing or implementing of company acquisitions and 
other arrangements, and for realising share-based incentive systems or otherwise
to be assigned further or to be annulled.                                       

Shares can be acquired in one or more lots, a maximum of 6,875,000 shares at a  
time; a maximum of 5,500,000 of them can be free shares and a maximum of        
1,375,000 can be restricted shares. The shares must be acquired so that the     
total number of shares in the Company's or its subsidiary's possession or held  
as a pledge by them will not exceed ten (10) per cent of all the Company's      
shares after the acquisition. The Board of Directors is entitled to acquire its 
own shares in a proportion other than according to the proportions of the       
different types of shares and to decide on the order in which the shares are    
acquired.                                                                       

The acquisition of the shares will be implemented on the basis of the market    
price formed in the public trading organised by the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.    
(Stock Exchange) so that the share-specific minimum price of the shares to be   
acquired during the validity of the authorisation is the lowest and similarly,  
the maximum price is the highest market price quoted in public trading. The     
purchase price of the shares shall be paid to the sellers within a payment term 
determined in accordance with the rules of the Stock Exchange and Finnish       
Central Securities Depository Ltd.                                              

As the acquisition is implemented in public trading, the shares are acquired in 
a proportion other than according to the proportions of the shares in the       
shareholders' possession.                                                       

The acquisition of shares decreases the distributable non-restricted equity of  
the Company.                                                                    

The Board of Directors shall decide on other terms and conditions related to the
acquisition of the Company's own shares.                                        

The authorisation will be valid until 26 September 2010.                        

Furthermore, the Board of Directors proposes that the authorisation concerning  
the acquisition of the Company's own shares granted by the Annual General       
Meeting on 27 March 2008 ceases to be in force as from 26 March 2009.           

23. Authorising the Board of Directors to decide on share issues                

The Board of Directors proposes that the General Meeting authorise the Board of 
Directors to decide on share issues (1) by assigning a total of no more than    
16,460,000 shares that are owned by the Company and are in the Company's        
possession and (2) by giving out against payment a total of no more than        
16,500,000 new free shares.                                                     

(1) The authorisation of share issue concerns firstly all the Company's own     
shares that were already in the Company's possession on 31 December 2008, in    
other words, 9,158,500 free shares and 197,808 restricted shares, and all       
restricted shares that have been acquired during the year 2009, on the basis of 
the authorisation granted to the Board of Directors in spring 2008, and will be 
acquired by the Annual General Meeting of the year 2009. Secondly, the          
authorisation concerns all the shares that are received by the Company on the   
basis of the Board of Directors' authorisation to acquire the Company's own     
shares as proposed in the General Meeting on 26 March 2009, according to which  
the maximum total number of shares that could be acquired would be 6,875,000,   
and a maximum of 5,500,000 of them can be free shares and a maximum of 1,375,000
can be restricted shares. In accordance with the conversion clause of the       
Articles of Association, restricted shares can be converted into free shares,   
and consequently, this authorisation of share issue can concern a maximum of    
16,460,000 free shares and a maximum of 1,801,500 restricted shares, however, no
more than 16,460,000 shares of the Company in total.                            

(2) By virtue of the authorisation the Board of Directors could grant a maximum 
of 16,500,000 new free shares against payment, which is approximately 10% of the
current number of shares.                                                       

The Board of Directors is authorised to decide to whom and in what order the    
Company's own shares are assigned and new shares given. Shares can be assigned  
and given in one or more instalments.                                           

The Board of Directors can decide on the assignment of the Company's own shares 
and giving new shares otherwise than in a proportion where the shareholders have
a primary right to the Company's shares, if there are weighty financial reasons 
for a deviation from the Company's point of view. Development of the Company's  
capital structure, financing or implementation of company acquisitions or other 
arrangements and realisation of share-based incentive systems can be considered 
weighty financial reasons from the Company's point of view.                     

The Board of Directors can also decide on assigning the Company's own shares in 
public trading organised by the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. (Stock Exchange) for   
raising money for the financing of investments and possible company             
acquisitions.                                                                   

The amount of compensation payable for the shares is no less than their market  
value at the time of assignment, which is determined in the public trading      
organised by the Stock Exchange, but when implementing share-based incentive    
systems shares can be given gratuitously. The shares can also be assigned       
against a compensation other than money, against receipt or otherwise on certain
terms and conditions.                                                           

The Board of Directors is entitled to decide on other terms and conditions of a 
share   issue in the same way as the General Meeting could decide thereon.      

The authorisation will be in force until the Annual General Meeting of 2014,    
however, no longer than five (5) years from the closing of the General Meeting  
of 26 March 2009.                                                               

Furthermore, the Board of Directors proposes that the authorisations to decide  
on share issues granted to the Board of Directors by the Annual General Meeting 
on 27 March 2008 cease to be in force as from 26 March 2009.                    

24. Closing of the meeting                                                      

Display of the documents for public inspection                                  

The Financial Statements documents and the Board of Directors' proposals        
referred to under items 22 and 23 will be available for viewing by the          
shareholders as of 16 March 2009 at the Company's Head Office in Raisio,        
address: Raisionkaari 55, FI-21200 Raisio, Finland. The Annual Report of Raisio 
plc which includes the company's financial statements, Board of Directors'      
report and auditors' report is expected to be available on the Company's website
(www.raisio.com) no later than 16 March 2009.                                   

THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE                                                        

A shareholder who, no later than 16 March 2009, has been entered as a           
shareholder in the Company's share register kept by Euroclear Finland Oy and has
registered to the Company no later than 19 March 2008 at 15.00 (3 p.m.), has the
right to participate in the Annual General Meeting.                             

A shareholder present in the General Meeting has the right to enquire about the 
issues handled at the meeting as referred to in section 5:25 of the Companies   
Act.                                                                            

REGISTRATION                                                                    

A shareholder who wishes to participate in the General Meeting shall inform the 
Company about his/her participation no later than Thursday 19 March 2009 at     
15.00 (3 p.m.), either by a letter addressed to Raisio plc, Osakeasiat          
(Shareholder matters), P.O. Box 101, FI-21201 Raisio, Finland or by fax +358 2  
443 2315 or by telephone +358 50 386 4350 or by e-mail to                       
eeva.hellsten@raisio.com.                                                       

In connection with registration, the following information shall be given:      
shareholder's name, identity number, address and telephone number, name of      
possible assistant, and whether the shareholder will use a representative, and  
his/her name.                                                                   

A shareholder may participate in the General Meeting and exercise his/her rights
via a representative. The representative must present a dated power of attorney 
or otherwise reliably prove that he/she is entitled to represent the            
shareholder. Any powers of attorney should be submitted as originals to the     
Company before the expiration of the registration time to the address Raisio    
plc, Osakeasiat (Shareholder matters), P.O. Box 101, FI-21201 Raisio, Finland.  

OWNERS OF SHARES UNDER A NAME OF A NOMINEE                                      

Shareholders who hold their shares under a name of a nominee and who wish to    
participate in the Annual General Meeting shall be entered in the shareholders  
register on the record date 16 March 2009. Owners of shares under a name of a   
nominee are requested to contact their fiduciary for the necessary instructions 
concerning registration into the shareholders register, submitting of powers of 
attorney and registration to the General Meeting.                               

NUMBER OF SHARES AND VOTES                                                      

On the date of the notice of General Meeting, the share capital of Raisio plc   
was divided into 130,674,880 free shares that give 130,674,880 votes, and       
34,474,150 restricted shares that give 689,483,000 votes.                       

Raisio, 12 February 2009                                                        

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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