Increase in share capital and listing of new shares resulting from use of option rights

A total of 561,470 new shares of Huhtamäki Oyj have been issued based on share subscriptions under Huhtamäki Oyj's 2003 option rights plan. 489,830 new shares were issued based on the option rights 2003 A and 71,640 based on the option rights 2003 B. The corresponding increase in the company's share capital is EUR 1,908,998.00. The increase has been entered in the Finnish Trade Register on November 16, 2009. The company has requested NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. to list the new shares for public trading beginning on November 17, 2009. In terms of shareholder rights, the new shares are identical to the shares of the company already traded on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

Following the increase, Huhtamäki Oyj's registered share capital is EUR 360,615,288.00 and the number of shares outstanding is 106,063,320. 

The 2003 A, 2003 B and 2003 C option rights under the Huhtamäki Oyj's 2003 option rights plan entitled to the subscription of a total of 2,250,000 new shares. The annual subscription period was May 2 - October 31. The last subscription date for shares of all option rights under the 2003 option rights plan was October 21, 2009. 

Mr Juha Salonen, Senior Vice President Administration and General Counsel 
Tel. +358 10 686 7851

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