PRESS RELEASE            OCT 7, 2010 AT 14.00 EET      

YIT International Construction Services has finalized the acquisition of Reding a.s., a Slovakian construction company. The completion of the transaction was approved by the competition authorities of Slovakia. YIT acquired 70 percent of the company's shares from its founder Ladislav Versovsky. Mr. Versovsky will continue as the Chairman of the Board of the company and a shareholder with a 30 percentage holding.

Reding is a construction company concentrating on residential and commercial buildings. The company has a good market position in Bratislava and its neighbouring areas. Reding's net sales during previous years amounts approximately EUR 30 million. The company was established in 1997 and it has 150 employees.

The company will continue to operate as a general contractor as well as a developer of residential and commercial projects under the name YIT Reding.

“The acquisition provides us a good foothold on the Slovakian market. The company has a competent personnel and management, and its reputation on the market is good. The company has several ongoing construction projects, and it also has some plots for future housing and real estate development projects”, says Jouni Forsman, Director of YIT's construction services in Baltic and Central Eastern Europe. “We want to be a reliable partner for our customers and continue to offer high quality services also in the future. By combining the knowledge of local personnel with international experience of YIT we can develop our services and increase our competitiveness. The financial strength of YIT improves the possibility to grow faster in residential and commercial development business”, says Ladislav Versovsky, Chairman of the Board of YIT Reding.

For further information, please contact Kari Kauniskangas, Head of International Construction Services, tel. +358 40 519 0198, kari.kauniskangas@yit.fi Ladislav Versovsky, YIT Reding, Chairman of the Board, tel. +421903444598, ladislav.versovsky@yit.sk

YIT Corporation

Virva Salmivaara Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

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