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Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in February 2013

                  Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in February 2013

KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELASE 14.03.2013 AT 09.00 1(2)

The Kesko Group's sales in February 2013, excluding VAT, totalled€676.1
million, down 7.4%.

In Kesko's food trade, sales in February were €325.2 million, a decrease of
2.2% compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in February
was one less than in the previous year.

In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in February were €103.4 million,
a decrease of 4.6%. The sales of Indoor and Intersport Finland increased. The
sales of K-citymarket home and speciality goods and Anttila decreased. The
number of retail selling days in February was one less than in the previous
year. The impact of network changes in Musta Pörssi and Intersport Russia on
the total sales performance of the home and speciality goods trade was -1.4
percentage points.

In the building and home improvement trade, sales in February were €183.1
million, a decrease of 9.9%. Sales in Finland were down 8.4%. In terms of
euros, sales abroad decreased by 11.3%, 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 February were €75.8 million, a
decrease of 23.2%. VV-Auto's sales in February were €59.2 million, down 24.5%.
In the previous year, sales increased due to the car tax change effective 1
April 2012. Konekesko's sales in February were €16.7 million, a decrease of
18.0% from the previous year.

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

                                        February 2013         1.1. - 28.2.2013
                                       € million Change, % € million Change, %
Food trade, total                          325.2      -2.2     669.3       3.9
Home and speciality goods trade, total     103.4      -4.6     226.1      -3.6
Building and home improvement trade,
Finland                                     92.4      -8.4     177.6      -1.8
Building and home improvement trade,
other countries                             90.7     -11.3     184.4      -9.2
Building and home improvement trade,
total                                      183.1      -9.9     362.0      -5.7
Car and machinery trade, total              75.8     -23.2     160.9     -24.7
Common operations and eliminations         -11.5               -25.7
Grand total                                676.1      -7.4   1,392.6      -4.0
Finland, total                             576.1      -7.0   1,187.4      -3.4
Other countries, total                     100.0      -9.5     205.3      -6.9
Grand total                                676.1      -7.4   1,392.6      -4.0

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

In February 2013, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland
was 20, which was one less than in the previous year. The total number of
selling days in January-February was the same as in the previous year. The
number of retail selling days in February was 28, which was one less than in
the previous year. The total number of retail selling days in January-February
was one less than 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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