LEMMINKÄINEN TO SELL ITS SWEDISH ASPHALT PAVING COMPANY

LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION			
17.4.2007, 12.00                                                         

Lemminkäinen Corporation and Asfaltkvalité Mellansverige AB are to sell their   
jointly owned Swedish asphalt paving company Kvalitetsasfalt i Mellansverige AB 
to the Swedish company Peab Asfalt AB. Lemminkäinen has an 87 % stake in        
Kvalitetsasfalt i Mellansverige AB. A letter of intent concerning the sale of   
the company was signed on 17.4.2007, and the Due Diligence process is now under 
way. Completion of the deal is subject to the approval of the Swedish           
competition authorities.                                                        

- The company has not achieved the targets that Lemminkäinen sets for its       
business units in the Baltic Rim region, says the Head of Lemminkäinen's Paving 
and Mineral Aggregates Division, Mr. Henrik Eklund.                             

Kvalitetsasfalt I Mellansverige AB has belonged to Lemminkäinen Group since     
2000. In 2006 the company generated net sales of EUR 20.5 million and employed  
an average workforce of 66 people.                                              

The transaction will not have any effect on Lemminkäinen Group´s result.        

LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION                                                        
Matti Aalto                                                                     
Chief Information Officer                                                       


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                                         
Henrik Eklund                                                                   
Head of the Paving and Mineral Aggregates Division                              
Lemminkäinen Corporation                                                        
Tel. +358 40 563 7811                                                           
henrik.eklund@lemminkainen.fi                                                   


Lemminkäinen's Paving and Mineral Aggregates Division is an asphalt paving and  
road improvement contractor as well as a producer of mineral aggregates and     
ready-mix concrete. The Division also carries out year-round highway maintenance
contracts and offers environmental engineering products and services. The       
Division operates mainly in the Baltic Rim region and derives roughly half of   
its business from international operations.                                     
                                                                                
Lemminkäinen Group operates in all areas of the construction sector. Its main   
business areas are building contracting, infrastructure construction, the       
building materials industry and technical building services. Net sales in 2006  
were EUR 1,795.9 million, of which international operations accounted for about 
a third. The Group employs some 8,500 people. Lemminkäinen's share is listed on 
Helsinki Stock Exchange.