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Kesko Oyj : Kesko is the only Finnish company for the ninth time on the Global 100 list

Kesko Oyj : Kesko is the only Finnish company for the ninth time on the Global
                                   100 list

KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 23.01.2013 AT 11.00 1(1)

Kesko is the only Finnish company that has been included on 'The Global 100
Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' list since it was established in
2005. Kesko was also classified into the bronze class in the Food & Drug
Retailers sector in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2013.

For the ninth time, Kesko was included on 'The Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World' list, which was announced at the meeting of the
World Economic Forum in Davos on 23 January. Kesko came in the 50th place on
the 2013 list.

Companies were assessed on 12 sustainable performance indicators in the areas
of economic, social and environmental responsibility, including the
consumption of energy and water, waste produced and carbon dioxide emissions
in relation to net sales. Indicators affecting the assessment of social
responsibility included the percentages of men and women on the Board of
Directors and the Corporate Management Board, bases of remuneration, and
employee turnover.

'The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' list is prepared
by Corporate Knights, which acts in cooperation with Legg Mason's Global
Currents Investment Management and Phoenix Global Advisors LLC.

The 2013 list is available at www.global100.org.

Kesko into the bronze class in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook

Kesko was classified into the bronze class in the Food & Drug Retailers sector
in the Sustainability Yearbook 2013.

RobecoSAM assesses sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies
annually and has been publishing the Sustainability Yearbook for 10 years.
Only the companies which are, on the basis of RobecoSAM's assessment,
classified among the best 15% in the world in their sectors are accepted to be
included in the Sustainability Yearbook.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2013 can be downloaded at
www.robecosam.com/yearbook.

Further information:
Matti Mettälä, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Stakeholder
Relations, Kesko Corporation, tel. +358 1053 22200
Merja Haverinen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Kesko Corporation,
tel. +358 1053 22764

Kesko (www.kesko.fi) is a retail specialist whose stores offer quality to the
daily lives of consumers. Kesko has about 2,000 stores engaged in chain
operations in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, and Belarus.



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