Solidium Oy's January-June 2010 half year report

* Solidium's net asset value at the end of the review period amounted to 7,715 million euros. Investment yield was 3.8% for the review period and 34.6% for the last 12 months * Solidium's profit for the financial year July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 amounted to 397.2 million euros * Solidium acquired a 10.3% stake in Tieto Corporation * Solidium's portfolio grew with yet another company, as Kemira Oyj distributed its subsidiary Tikkurila Oyj's shares in the form of dividends to Kemira shareholders; Tikkurila Oyj was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki * Solidium received a total of 330 million euros in cash dividends and capital repayments Solidium's Managing Director Kari Järvinen's comments on the review period: "Yields turned back to normal levels after recovery from financial crisis. Good dividends and, in case of some or our holdings, increasing share prices enhanced our yield, even if development of share prices in general was exceptionally volatile. Our portfolio grew with two new companies, and we contributed to board nomination processes. From a shareholder's perspective, an important development was the decision, taken by many AGMs in spring, to pay the Board of Directors' remuneration partly in the form of shares."" Solidium is a limited company fully owned by the State of Finland. Its mission is to strengthen and stabilise domestic ownership in nationally important companies, as well as increase the value of its holdings in the long term. Investment activities are based on financial analysis. The core of Solidium's investment strategy is proper, value enhancing asset management of the current holdings. Solidium is a minority owner through its stakes in eleven listed companies: Elisa, Kemira, Metso, Outokumpu, Rautaruukki, Sampo, Sponda, Stora Enso, TeliaSonera, Tieto and Tikkurila. The market value of Solidium's investments is some 8.7 billion euros at the date of this press release. Further The complete half year report can be found here: [HUG#1437846] Half year report (pdf): This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. All reproduction for further distribution is prohibited. Source: Solidium Oy via Thomson Reuters ONE