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European Commission clearance for Ruukki and CapMan's agreement to create Fortaco, Europe's leading manufacturing partner for the engineering industry



2012-12-11 12:35:19 -


Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release 11 December 2012 at 1.30pm EET

Rautaruukki Corporation (Ruukki) and funds managed by CapMan (CapMan) agreed in
October to combine units of Komas and units of Ruukki Engineering division to
form a new company, Fortaco. The agreement has now received European Commission
clearance and is expected to be finalised this year. Fortaco will be Europe's
largest actor in its field.

Earlier stock exchange release:
17 October 2012 Ruukki and CapMan create Fortaco, Europe's leading manufacturing
partner for the engineering industry - Ruukki focuses on construction and
special steels business

Additional information:
Sakari Tamminen, President & CEO, Rautaruukki Corporation, tel. +358 20 592 9075
Marko Somerma, CSO, Rautaruukki Corporation, tel. +358 20 592 9137

Rautaruukki Corporation
Taina Kyllönen
SVP, Marketing and Communications

Ruukki provides its customers with energy-efficient steel solutions for better
living, working and moving. Ruukki operates in some 30 countries and employs
around 11,800 people. Net sales in 2011 totalled EUR 2.8 billion. The company's
share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS).

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