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Kesko's sales in December 2012


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KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELASE 15.01.2013 AT 09.00 1(2)

The Kesko Group's sales in December 2012, excluding VAT, totalled €838.9
million, showing a decrease of 6.1%. In December, the number of delivery days in
Kesko's wholesale was three less than in the previous year.

In Kesko's food trade, sales in December were €391.1 million, a decrease of
5.5% compared to the previous year. The sales decrease is due to a smaller
number of delivery days compared to the previous year.

In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in December were €214.2 million, a
decrease of 3.8%. The sales of Intersport and Budget Sport increased. The sales
of Anttila and Musta Pörssi decreased from the previous year.

In the building and home improvement trade, sales in December were €182.3
million, a 
decrease of 7.2%. Sales in Finland were down 15.0%. In terms of euros, sales abroad decreased by 0.9%. In Russia, sales increased by 7.1% in terms of euros. In the car and machinery trade, sales in December were €66.4 million, a decrease of 13.5%. VV-Auto's sales in December were €46.2 million, down 15.9% due to a decline of the passenger car and van market after the car tax change. Konekesko's sales in December were €20.3 million, a decrease of 7.6% from the previous year. Kesko Group sales in euros, excluding VAT, in December 2012: December 2012 1.1. - 31.12.2012   € million Change, % € million Change, % Food trade, total 391.1 -5.5 4,352.2 3.0 Home and speciality goods trade, total 214.2 -3.8 1,622.2 2.4 Building and home improvement trade, Finland 74.3 -15.0 1,262.0 -0.4 Building and home improvement trade, other countries 108.0 -0.9 1,637.9 7.3 Building and home improvement trade, total 182.3 -7.2 2,899.8 3.8 Car and machinery trade, total 66.4 -13.5 1,135.5 -5.2 Common operations and eliminations -15.1   -169.1 Grand total 838.9 -6.1 9,840.6 2.3 Finland, total 714.8 -7.6 8,036.0 0.9 Other countries, total 124.2 3.7 1,804.5 8.6 Grand total 838.9 -6.1 9,840.6 2.3 Change, % indicates the change over the corresponding period of the previous year. In December 2012, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland was 17, which was three less than in the previous year. The total number of selling days in January-December was two less than in the previous year. The number of retail selling days in December was 28, which was the same as in the previous year. The total number of retail selling days in January-December was one more than in the previous year. Kesko releases advance information on the K-Group's retail sales quarterly, in connection with the interim reports. Further information is available from Vice President, Corporate Controller Eva Kaukinen, tel. +358 1053 22338. Kesko Corporation Merja Haverinen Vice President, Corporate Communications DISTRIBUTION NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Main news media www.kesko.fi 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: Kesko Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1670360]


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