Pöyry Oyj: Pöyry PLC : Pöyry lowers its guidance for the operating profit in 2014

 Pöyry Oyj: Pöyry PLC : Pöyry lowers its guidance for the operating profit in
                                     2014


PÖYRY PLC     Company announcement 31 July 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Pöyry lowers its guidance for the operating profit in 2014

The overdue undisputed receivables in Venezuela that are related to the
projects from the former Urban Business Group have been re-assessed. The
intense measures to collect these receivables have not proceeded as expected.
Based on this and the political situation in Venezuela, it has been concluded
that the timing of the collection is uncertain, hence requiring their
write-off. The corresponding negative net impact on operating profit amounts
to EUR 14 million. Pöyry continues the active collection process of these
receivables. 

Due to the write-off, Pöyry lowers its guidance for the Group's operating
profit in 2014, announced on 5 February 2014. According to the guidance in
February, the Group's operating profit in 2014 was expected to increase.

According to the new guidance, the Group's operating profit in 2014 is
expected to decline compared to the operating profit for 2013. In 2013,
operating profit amounted to EUR 13.9 million.

Pöyry only publishes financial guidance for the Group's operating profit.
Additional financial information will be provided in the Interim Report for
January-June 2014, to be published on 31 July 2014 at 8:30 a.m. EEST. A
briefing and a conference call for the media, analysts and investors will be
arranged later the same day.

PÖYRY PLC

Additional information:
Jukka Pahta, CFO
tel. +358 10 33 22629

Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients
globally across the energy and industrial sectors and locally in our core
markets. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned
by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors
are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals
& biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry has an
extensive local office network employing about 6,000 experts. Pöyry's net
sales in 2013 were EUR 650 million and the company's shares are quoted on
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).

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