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The agreement to create Fortaco from Komas' and Ruukki's units is finalised

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CapMan press release - 28 December 2012 at 9:00 am EET

The agreement to create Fortaco from Komas' and Ruukki's units is finalised

Funds managed by CapMan (CapMan) and Rautaruukki Corporation (Ruukki) agreed in
October to combine units of Komas and Ruukki's Engineering division to form a
new company called Fortaco. The agreement has now been finalised. Fortaco
becomes Europe's largest manufacturing partner for the engineering industry.

CapMan is Fortaco's largest owner with a 66.5% stake. Ruukki will hold 19.0% of
the company's equity. MSc (Industrial Engineering and Management) Mika Kari has
been appointed Fortaco's CEO. In addition, the management team comprises Esko
Harila (CFO), Erik Skogström, Ville Jaakkola, Jukka Mäkelä, Tomas Forsgård and
Juha Simola. The Board of Directors comprises representatives designated by
CapMan, Peter Augustsson (Chairman), Jan Mattlin and Lars Hellberg, members
designated by Ruukki, Mikko Hietanen and Marko Somerma and in addition Jukka-
Pekka Nikula.

The company is formed through the combination of compatible and complementary
units of Ruukki and Komas. Komas' units excluded from the arrangement will
continue to operate as an independent company, Komas Keski-Suomi, with Antti
Jokitalo as new CEO and under CapMan's and other present ownership.



Additional information:
Jan Mattlin, Partner, CapMan Buyout, tel.+358 40 508 64 06
Mika Kari, CEO, Fortaco, tel. +358 40 531 97 58



Fortaco www.fortacogroup.com
Fortaco is Europe's largest manufacturing partner for the engineering industry.
The company's main products are high performing welded and machined components,
ready-to-install operator cabins and fully-assembled machines and equipment for
the world's leading engineering OEMs. The company employs 2,600 persons at 11
sites in Finland, Poland, Estonia, Hungary and Slovakia. Expected pro forma net


sales for 2012 are EUR 270 million.

Ruukki www.ruukki.com
Ruukki provides its customers with energy-efficient steel solutions for better
living, working and moving. Ruukki operates in some 30 countries and employs
around 11,800 people. Net sales in 2011 totalled EUR 2.8 billion. The company's
share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS).

CapMan www.capman.com
CapMan is one of the leading private equity firms in the Nordic countries and
Russia, with assets under management of ?3.0 billion. CapMan has four key
investment partnerships - CapMan Buyout, CapMan Russia, CapMan Public Market,
and CapMan Real Estate - each of which has its own dedicated investment team and
funds. Altogether, CapMan employs approx. 110 people in Helsinki, Stockholm,
Oslo, Moscow and Luxembourg. CapMan was established in 1989 and has been listed
on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.




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