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Board of Directors decides on a directed bonus issue as a part of share-based incentive scheme


Oriola-KD Corporation Stock  Exchange Release 19  March 2009 at  1.15
Pursuant to the  authorisation granted  to it by  the Annual  General
Meeting of 13 March 2007, the Board of Directors has today decided on
a directed bonus issue, in which a total of 150,480 class B  treasury
shares will  be issued  to the  company's President  and CEO  and  to
certain other members of the  Group Management Team and the  extended
Group Management Team, as part  of the Group's share-based  incentive
scheme for its top  management. These shares represent  approximately
0.11 per cent of  the total number of  shares and approximately  0.01
per cent of the total number of votes.

The intention is that the class  B shares granted in the bonus  issue
will be assigned to  their recipients on 26  March 2009, after  which
date the shares will carry the same shareholder rights as other class
B shares, including  the right  to dividends for  the 2008  financial

Oriola-KD Corporation

Eero Hautaniemi
President and CEO

Thomas Heinonen
General Counsel

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