Share purchases completed in Aspo share-ownership program for key personnel

ASPO Plc PRESS RELEASE May 25, 2009 The share purchases in the share-ownership plan for the Aspo Group key employees, approved by the Board of Aspo Plc, have now been completed. The 2009-2011 program encompasses 32 members of the Group's key personnel. The program participants have used their own resources to buy a total of 135,144 Aspo shares, which have been acquired at market price. The Board approval of this program was announced in a Stock Exchange Bulletin on March 10, 2009. The aim of the plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the company, to commit the employees, and to offer them a competitive reward plan based on holding of company shares. Motivating the employees and committing them in the company are the key elements for the success of Aspo. The Aspo Group wants to offer its key personnel a chance to invest in Aspo and thereby profit from the successful business, says Gustav Nyberg, chairman of the Aspo Board. For more information, please contact Aki Ojanen, CEO, Aspo Plc, +358 9 7595 363, +358 400 106 592 Distribution: Key Media Aspo is a conglomerate that owns and develops businesses in the Baltic Sea region focusing on demanding B-to-B customers. The aim of our strong corporate brands - ESL Shipping, Leipurin, Telko and Kaukomarkkinat - is to be the market leaders in their sectors. They are responsible for their own operations, customer relationships and the development of these. Together they generate Aspo's goodwill. Aspo's Group structure and business operations are developed persistently without any predefined schedules. This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.