Alma Media Oyj : Alma Media's President and CEO comments the ruling by the Court of Appeal

  Alma Media Oyj : Alma Media's President and CEO comments the ruling by the
                               Court of Appeal

Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release January 28, 2013 at 09:15 (EET)

ALMA MEDIA'S PRESIDENT AND CEO COMMENTS THE RULING BY THE COURT OF APPEAL

The Helsinki Court of Appeal has imposed a fine of 15 day-fines on Mr Kai
Telanne, Alma Media's President and CEO for to discrimination at work in
connection with the termination of the director contract of Ms Johanna
Korhonen in the autumn of 2008. One member of the Court of Appeal would not
have imposed a penalty. The charges were heard in the District Court in the
spring of 2011, and the District Court dismissed the charges.

Kai Telanne, President and CEO of Alma Media comments the ruling as follows:
"The director contract with Johanna Korhonen was not terminated on the grounds
stated by her and I do not consider the ruling by the Court of Appeal as fair
and just. I will examine the grounds of the ruling carefully and consider an
application to the Supreme Court for a leave to appeal. At this point, I have
no further comments on the case."

ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
Rauno Heinonen
Alma Media Corporation

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