Lemminkäinen starts construction of Åbo Akademi University's campus in Pietarsaari

Lemminkäinen Corporation		Press release 08.07.2009 at 09.00


Lemminkäinen Group's Byggnads Ab Forsström Rakennus Oy has made an agreement
with Åbo Akademi Foundation on the phase I construction of Åbo Akademi
University's campus in Pietarsaari. The working name of the campus construction
project is Kulturfabriken och Vektia and the site is located right in the heart
of downtown Pietarsaari. Educational, commercial and office spaces as well as a
music building will be built on the site in four phases. 

“This is a major project and will assure our work situation long into next
year. The floor area to be built in phase 1 of the project is almost 10,000
m²,” says Forsström's Finance Director Peter Storbacka. 

The phase-1 works began at the beginning of July 2009 and will be completed by
the end of October 2010. The total floor area of the buildings to be
constructed on the campus as a whole will be approx. 23,000 m² and the entire
project is scheduled for completion in 2011. 

Corporate Communications

Additional information: 
Finance Director Peter Storbacka		
Byggnads Ab Forsström Rakennus Oy		
Tel. +358 2071 58708

Technical Director Karl-Johan Forsström
Byggnads Ab Forsström Rakennus Oy
Tel. +358 2071 58713

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Lemminkäinen Group operates in all areas of the construction sector. The
Group's business sectors are building construction, infrastructure
construction, technical building services, and building products. Net sales in
2008 were approx. EUR 2.5 billion, of which international operations accounted
for over a quarter. The Group employs about 9,800 people. Lemminkäinen
Corporation's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. www.lemminkainen.com 

Byggnads Ab Forsström Rakennus Oy is a subsidiary of Lemminkäinen Talo Oy. It
designs and builds commercial and residential buildings and engages in prime,
general, turnkey and developer contracting. The company's business areas are
the construction of industrial, commercial, residential and public buildings as
well as refurbishment contracting. The company operates primarily in the
economic zones of Kokkola and Pietarsaari. In 2008 Byggnads Ab Forsström
Rakennus Oy generated net sales of EUR 41.2 million and employed about 180
people. www.forsstrom.fi