Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in March 2013

                   Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in March 2013

KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 15.04.2013 AT 09.00 1(2)

The Kesko Group's sales in March 2013, excluding VAT, totalled€790.6 million,
down 12.3%.

In Kesko's food trade, sales in March were €384.1 million, an increase of 2.2%
compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in March was two
less than in the previous year.

In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in March were €121.6 million, a
decrease of 12.1%. Due to the timing of Easter holidays, the number of retail
selling days in March was two less than in the previous year. In addition to
selling days, sales performance was particularly affected by network changes
in Musta Pörssi and Intersport Russia as well the decrease in Anttila's sales.

In the building and home improvement trade, sales in March were €208.2
million, a decrease of 18.5%. In addition to the weakened market situation and
the number of delivery days, sales performance was affected by the changes in
the chain in Norway during 2012.

In the car and machinery trade, sales in March were €92.9 million, a decrease
of 37.2%. VV-Auto's sales in March were €67.8 million, down 44.1%. In the
previous year, sales increased due to the car tax change effective 1 April
2012. The market development for first-time registrations of passenger cars
and vans in March was -60%. Konekesko's sales in March were €25.1 million, a
decrease of 6.7% from the previous year.

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

                                           March 2013         1.1. - 31.3.2013
                                       € million Change, % € million Change, %
Food trade, total                          384.1       2.2   1,053.4       3.3
Home and speciality goods trade, total     121.6     -12.1     347.7      -6.7
Building and home improvement trade,       108.4     -13.2     286.0      -6.5
Finland
Building and home improvement trade,        99.8     -23.6     284.2     -14.8
other countries
Building and home improvement trade,       208.2     -18.5     570.2     -10.8
total
Car and machinery trade, total              92.9     -37.2     253.8     -29.8
Common operations and eliminations         -16.2               -41.9
Grand total                                790.6     -12.3   2,183.2      -7.2
Finland, total                             674.1     -11.3   1,861.5      -6.4
Other countries, total                     116.5     -18.0     321.7     -11.3
Grand total                                790.6     -12.3   2,183.2      -7.2

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

In March 2013, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland was
20, which was two less than in the previous year. The total number of selling
days in January-March was two less than in the previous year. The number of
retail selling days in March was 29, which was two less than in the previous
year. The total number of retail selling days in January-March was three 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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