Eminent Aspo shareholder Henrik Nyberg has died

ASPO Plc  PRESS RELEASE    February 8, 2013 Henrik Nyberg, longtime President of Aspo Group and Chairman of the Board, died on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from a severe illness. He was 82 years old. Henrik Nyberg was one of Aspo's largest shareholders. Henrik Nyberg served Aspo Group as President for Group companies from 1966 to 1991 and as Chairman of the Aspo Board from 1988 to 1999. ASPO Plc Aki Ojanen CEO Further information: Aki Ojanen, CEO, Aspo Plc, phone +358 9 5214010 or aki.ojanen (a)aspo.com DISTRIBUTION: Key media www.aspo.com Aspo is a conglomerate that owns and develops business operations in the Northern Europe and growth markets focusing on demanding B-to-B customers. Our strong company brands - ESL Shipping, Leipurin, Telko and Kaukomarkkinat - aim 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 continually developed without any predefined schedules. 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. Source: Aspo Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1676738]