Rautakirja Oyj's merger into SanomaWSOY Corporation will be in force and the implementation will be registered on 1 March 2003. The SanomaWSOY shares to be given as merger consideration will be on the book-entry accounts of Rautakirja's shareholders on 3 March 2003. A cash consideration for the fractions of the shares will be paid on 5 March 2003.

Prospectus and Merger Memorandum dated 6 September 2002 as well as the material stock exchange releases published by SanomaWSOY and Rautakirja between 6 September 2002 and 24 February 2003 are available at HEX Gate (Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki), as well as in the head offices of SanomaWSOY (Ludviginkatu 6 - 8, Helsinki) and Rautakirja (Koivuvaarankuja 2, Vantaa).


Raija Kariola
Vice President
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