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Stock exchange release – Published: 21.06.2004 14:00:10


Etteplan Oyj has signed contracts with Nokian Tyres plc and Lemcon
Ltd, a subsidiary of Lemminkäinen Group, concerning the design
services for a tyre plant in Vsevolozhsk, near St. Petersburg. The
total value of the contracts exceeds EUR 1 million.

The agreement made with Nokian Tyres plc includes the plant design
for the project and the agreement with Lemcon Ltd includes the design
of electrical, HPAC and fire protection systems for the factory
buildings. The new factory will start production in 2005. The part of
the plant completed in the first phase will have a total area of some
21,000 square metres, which provides capacity for producing
approximately 4 million tyres annually. The plant will be gradually
expanded with additional investments, aiming at a capacity of some 8
million tyres after 10 years.

The order strengthens Etteplan’s position as a significant design
engineer of industrial projects in Russia

Nokian Tyres plc is the largest tyre manufacturer in the Nordic
countries and the most profitable company in its industry world-wide.
The company develops and manufactures summer and winter tyres for
cars and bicycles, and tyres for a range of heavy machinery. It is
also the biggest retreading materials manufacturer and the biggest
retreader in the Nordic countries. In addition, Nokian Tyres runs the
Vianor tyre chain, which is the largest and most extensive of its
kind in the Nordic countries. The chain comprises approximately 170
of its own outlets across Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and

Lemcon Ltd is an international project contractor and part of the
Lemminkäinen Group of Companies. International operations are
concentrated in Europe, but the company has significant operations
also in Asia and America. In Finland Lemcon is a major contractor in
infra and project management.

Etteplan Oyj is one of Finland's leading engineering design companies
and supplies high-quality design services for the production and
product development processes of industrial technology. The core
areas of expertise are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
and automation design as well as software development and electronics
design and EMC-services. In 2003, turnover of Etteplan Group was
51 MEUR. At the moment the company employs approximately 1000 persons
in Finland, Sweden, Germany and Italy. Etteplan Oyj is listed on the
NM List of Helsinki Exchanges.

Hollola, 21 June, 2004

Etteplan Oyj

Board of Directors

For additional information, contact: CEO Heikki Hornborg,
tel. +358 3 872 9011, GSM +358 400 873 063 or Vice President
Risto Koivunen, tel. +358 9 7598 7712, GSM +358 400 649 656.

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