Ruukki Group : RUUKKI GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SETTLEMENT OF THE RUUKKI NAME DISPUTE

   Ruukki Group : RUUKKI GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SETTLEMENT OF THE RUUKKI NAME
                                   DISPUTE

12:10 London, 14:10 Helsinki, 30 April 2013 - Ruukki Group Plc ("Ruukki" or
"the Company") (LSE: RKKI, OMX: RUG1V), Stock Exchange Release

RUUKKI GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SETTLEMENT OF THE RUUKKI NAME DISPUTE

Ruukki Group Plc ("Ruukki"  or the "Company") is  pleased to announce that  it 
has entered into a settlement  agreement with Rautaruukki Oyj  ("Rautaruukki") 
in relation to the dispute regarding the Company's and Rautaruukki's right  to 
use and register trademarks and company names containing the word 'ruukki'  or 
derivatives  or  figurative  representations  in  their  respective   business 
activities. Consequently, the Company will change its name.

According to the settlement  agreement, the Company  and its subsidiaries  are 
required to change their  names to ones  that do not  contain the word  Ruukki 
within six months (the "Transition  Period"). Rautaruukki will compensate  the 
Company in relation to  the name change and  both the Company and  Rautaruukki 
will bear all of their own legal  and other costs incurred in connection  with 
the dispute. After  the Transition  Period, Rautaruukki and  the Company  will 
withdraw all claims  and other actions  that they have  filed anywhere in  the 
world against each other  and the Company will  assign Rautaruukki all  rights 
and trademarks in relation to the 'Ruukki' name.

Ruukki will publish  more information in  relation to the  name change in  due 
course.

RUUKKI GROUP PLC
Danko Koncar
CEO

For additional information, please contact:

Ruukki Group Plc
Danko Koncar, CEO, +44 (0)20 7376 1175, danko.koncar@ruukkigroup.com

Investec Bank Plc
Neil Elliot, +44 (0)20 7597 5970, neil.elliot@investec.co.uk
George Price, +44 (0)20 7597 5970, george.price@investec.co.uk

Ruukki Group is a chrome mining and minerals producer focused on delivering
sustainable growth with a speciality alloys business in southern Europe and a
ferro alloys business in southern Africa. The Company is listed on NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki (RUG1V) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (RKKI).
www.ruukkigroup.com

Distribution:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
London Stock Exchange
main media
www.ruukkigroup.com

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