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2015-03-26

Asiakastieto Group Oyj: The share sale of Asiakastieto has been oversubscribed - the offering period for the institutional offering has been discontinued

ASIAKASTIETO GROUP PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 26 MARCH 2015, 12.00 p.m. EET

Not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into
Australia, Canada, the Hong Kong special administrative region of the
People's Republic of China, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore or
the United States, or any other jurisdiction in which the distribution or
release would be unlawful.

The share sale of Asiakastieto has been oversubscribed - the offering period
for the institutional offering has been discontinued

The share sale of Asiakastieto Group Plc ("Asiakastieto" or "Company") has
been oversubscribed, and the selling shareholder of the Company has therefore
decided to discontinue the subscription period for the institutional offering
in accordance with the terms and conditions of the offering.

The offering period for private individuals and entities in Finland as well as
the subscription period for the Company's personnel in Finland ended in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the offering on Wednesday, 25
March 2015, at 6.00 p.m. (Finnish time). The offering period for
institutional investors in Finland and internationally was discontinued
today, on Thursday, 26 March 2015, at 12:00 p.m. (Finnish time).

The final number of shares offered in the initial public offering and the
final offer price is expected to be announced later today, Thursday, 26 March
2015. Trading of Asiakastieto shares is expected to commence on the pre-list
list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd on or around Friday, 27 March 2015.

Further enquiries

Jukka Ruuska, CEO, Asiakastieto Group Plc, Tel. +358 10 270 7111

About Asiakastieto

Asiakastieto is a leading Finnish provider of business and consumer
information services. The Company's products and services are primarily used
for risk management, decision-making and sales and marketing purposes. The
Company believes that it is the market leader by revenue in credit
information services in Finland. The Company also operates in the market for
business and consumer information, as well as the market for sales and
marketing information services in Finland. The Company has approximately
13,000 contract customers and its largest customers include financial
institutions, insurance companies, telecommunication operators and wholesale
and retail companies. In 2014, the Company's net sales totaled EUR 41.4
million with an adjusted EBIT of EUR 18.6 million, or 45.0 per cent of net
sales. At the end of 2014, the Company employed 148 people.

For more information about Asiakastieto, please visit www.asiakastieto.fi.

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution,
directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, the Hong Kong special
administrative region of the People's Republic of China, Japan, New Zealand,
South Africa, Singapore or the United States. The issue, exercise or sale of
securities in the offering are subject to specific legal or regulatory
restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Company assumes no responsibility
in the event of a violation by any person of such restrictions.

This is not a prospectus but an advertisement and investors should not
subscribe for or purchase any securities or make any investment decisions
referred to herein, except on the basis of information contained in the
prospectus to be issued by the Company. Subject to certain restrictions, the
prospectus will be published and made available on the Company's website.

The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the
securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
jurisdiction. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any
securities to which this document refers, unless they do so on the basis of
the information contained in the applicable prospectus published by the
Company.

These written materials do not constitute an offer for sale of securities in
the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United
States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S.
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.
The securities will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933,
as amended, and there will be no public offering of the securities in the
United States.

The Company has not authorised any offer to the public of securities in any
member state of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect
to each member state of the European Economic Area other than Finland which
has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"),
no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the
public of securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant
Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant
Member States (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as
defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances
falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of
this paragraph, the expression "an offer of securities to the public" means
the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on
the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an
investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe for the securities, as
the same may be varied by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive
in that Relevant Member State, and the expression "Prospectus Directive"
means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD
Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State),
and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State
and the expression "2010 PD Amending Directive" means Directive 2010/73/EU.

The information contained herein shall not constitute a public offering of
shares in the United Kingdom. This document is only being distributed to and
is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to
investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial
Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order")
or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully
be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons
together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment activity to
which this document relates will be only available to, and will be engaged in
only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should
not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.

FCA/ICMA Stabilization

This document includes "forward-looking statements" that involve risks,
uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of the Company's
control and could cause actual results to differ materially from the results
discussed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
include statements concerning the Company's dividend policy, financial
targets, plans, objectives, goals, future events, performance and/or other
information that is not historical information. The Company undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect
subsequent events or circumstances after the date made, except as required by
law.

Danske Bank A/S, Helsinki Branch, Pohjola Bank plc (the "Managers") and N M
Rothschild&Sons Limited ("Rothschild") are acting exclusively for the Company
and the selling shareholder and no one else in connection with the
contemplated IPO and will not be responsible to any other person for
providing the protections afforded to clients of the Managers or Rothschild
or for providing advice in relation to the IPO or any other transaction,
matter or arrangement referred to in this document.

In connection with the contemplated IPO, the Managers and any of their
affiliates, acting as investors for their own accounts, may subscribe for or
purchase securities and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to
sell or otherwise deal for their own accounts in such securities and any
other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the
contemplated IPO or otherwise. Accordingly, references to the securities
being issued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in
should be read as including any issue or offer to, or subscription,
acquisition, placing or dealing by, the Managers and any of their respective
affiliates acting as investors for their own accounts. The Managers do not
intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions
otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do
so.

None of the Managers, Rothschild nor any of their respective directors,
officers, employees, affiliates, advisers or agents accepts any
responsibility, duty or liability whatsoever for or makes any representation
or warranty, express or implied, as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of
the information in this document (or whether any information has been omitted
from the document) or any other information relating to the Company, its
shareholders, subsidiaries or associated companies, whether written, oral or
in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever transmitted or made available
or for any loss howsoever arising from any use of this document or its
contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

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This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Asiakastieto Group Oyj via Globenewswire

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