Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in January 2013

                  Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in January 2013

KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELASE 14.02.2013 AT 09.00 1(2)

The Kesko Group's sales in January 2013, excluding VAT, totalled€716.6
million, representing the level of the previous year.

In Kesko's food trade, sales in January were €344.1 million, an increase of
10.5% compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in January
was one more than in the previous year.

In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in January were €122.7 million,
a decrease of 2.7%. The sales of Indoor and Intersport Finland increased
markedly. The sales of K-citymarket home and speciality goods and Anttila
decreased.

In the building and home improvement trade, sales in January were €178.9
million, a decrease of 1.0%. Sales in Finland were up 6.6%. In terms of euros,
sales abroad decreased by 7.0%, which is partly attributable to the changes in
the chain that took place in Norway in 2012.

In the car and machinery trade, sales in January were €85.2 million, a
decrease of 26.1%. VV-Auto's sales in January were €69.3 million, down 28.4%.
In the previous year, sales increased due to the car tax change effective 1
April 2012. Konekesko's sales in January were €15.9 million, a decrease of
14.4% from the previous year.

Kesko Group sales in euros, excluding VAT, in January 2013:

                                                       January 2013
                                                     € million Change, %
Food trade, total                                        344.1      10.5
Home and speciality goods trade, total                   122.7      -2.7
Building and home improvement trade, Finland              85.2       6.6
Building and home improvement trade, other countries      93.7      -7.0
Building and home improvement trade, total               178.9      -1.0
Car and machinery trade, total                            85.2     -26.1
Common operations and eliminations                       -14.2
Grand total                                              716.6      -0.5
Finland, total                                           611.3       0.2
Other countries, total                                   105.3      -4.3
Grand total                                              716.6      -0.5

Change, % indicates the change over the corresponding period of the previous
year.

In January 2013, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland
was 22, which was one more than in the previous year. The number of retail
selling days in January was 29, which was the same as in the previous year.

Kesko releases advance information on the K-Group's retail sales quarterly, in
connection with interim reports.

Further information is available from Vice President, Corporate Controller Eva
Kaukinen, tel. +358 1053 22338.

Kesko Corporation

Merja Haverinen
Vice President, Corporate Communications

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