Fri November 25 09:06 am 2011 in category Stock exchange releases
Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release 25 November 2011 9.00 a.m.

Nokian Heavy Tyres to adjust production to reflect a weaker demand
- Car tyres' strong demand remains unchanged

The production output of Nokian Heavy Tyres will be adjusted to reflect a weaker demand. The order book for heavy tyres has decreased and demand estimates for 2012 have weakened.

The preliminary plan is to change the working pattern of the heavy tyre production to a discontinued five-day three-shift model, and to reduce the work input of approximately 100 factory employees and 15 white-collar officials with lay-offs and possibly with personnel cuts. The production adjustments are estimated to start in January-February 2012 and to continue until further notice.

The statutory negotiations related to the matters mentioned above will be started according to the law in Finland. Negotiations will concern the whole personnel of Nokian Heavy Tyres, i.e. a total of approximately 260 people.

In Nokian Car Tyres the order book is strong with no signs of weakening. Nokian Tyres plc retains the financial guidance from 4 November: In 2011, the company is positioned to provide strong sales growth and to improve operating profit significantly compared to 2010.

Nokian Tyres plc
Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Further information:
Jarmo Puputti
Director Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd.
tel. +358 10 401 7995

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