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Thu April 2 03:03 pm 2009 in category Stock exchange releases
Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release

Nokian Tyres´ first quater to be


the weakest quarter of the year;


outlook for the rest of the year 2009


more favourable



Mr. Kim Gran, President and CEO of Nokian Tyres will today announce in his review to the Annual General Meeting that Nokian Tyres’ first quarter 2009 net sales will be clearly lower than in the corresponding period a year earlier and the profit before tax to be negative.

He estimates that the first quarter will remain clearly the weakest quarter of the year. Nokian Tyres’ sales will increase clearly during the other quarters compared to the first quarter, but the full year net sales in 2009 will be weaker than in 2008.

Nokian Tyres plc

Raila Hietala-Hellman
Vice President, Communications

Further information: Mr. Kim Gran, President and CEO,
tel. +358 10 401 7336.

Distribution: NASDAQ OMX, media and www.nokiantyres.com