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Oriola-KD has acquired the minority holding of Organon AB in Kronans Droghandel AB


Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 6 March 2009 at 2.45

Oriola-KD Corporation has increased its holding in Kronans Droghandel
AB (KD) in Sweden from 98.13 per cent to 100.00 per cent after
acquiring the minority holding of Organon AB in KD on 6 March 2009.
Organon AB's holding in KD was 1.87 per cent.

The share purchase is paid in cash. The parties have agreed not to
publish the purchase price.
Oriola-KD Corporation

Eero Hautaniemi
President and CEO

Thomas Heinonen
General Counsel

For possible contacts:

Pellervo Hämäläinen
Vice President, Corporate Communications & IR
tel. +358 10 429 2497

Kimmo Virtanen
Executive Vice President and CFO
tel. +358 10 429 2069

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