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2016-02-18

Pihlajalinna Oyj: PIHLAJALINNA FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BULLETIN 1 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER 2015 (12 MONTHS)

PIHLAJALINNA PLC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BULLETIN 18 FEBRUARY 2016 AT 8.00
A.M.

PIHLAJALINNA FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BULLETIN 1 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER 2015 (12
MONTHS)

STRONG INCREASE IN REVENUE AND CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

BRIEF LOOK AT OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2015 (year-on-year comparison in brackets):

* Revenues amounted to EUR 62.6 (51.9) million - an increase of 21 per cent
* EBITDA excluding non-recurring items amounted to EUR 3.4 (3.6) million
* Operating profit excluding non-recurring items amounted to EUR 1.4 (1.9)
million
* Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to EUR 1.4 (1.4) million
* Net cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR 7.1 (5.0) million
* Pihlajalinna expanded its social services to include the asylum seeker
reception centre operations
* Pihlajalinna and Fennia agreed on comprehensive national cooperation
* Pihlajalinna finalized the Koskiklinikka deal on 30 December 2015 and
announced the acquisition of Itä-Suomen Lääkärikeskus
* Pihlajalinna implemented directed share issue on 14 December 2015

BRIEF LOOK AT JANUARY-DECEMBER:

* Revenues amounted to EUR 213.3 (148.9) million - an increase of 43 per cent
* EBITDA excluding non-recurring items amounted to EUR 12.5 (14.0) million.
* Operating profit excluding non-recurring items amounted to EUR 4.5 (8.2)
million
* Net cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR 17.7 (9.4) million
* Gross investments in the financial year amounted to EUR 44.6 (28.3) million
* Number of personnel at the end of the financial year 3,047 (1,714)
* Earnings per share EUR 0.03 (0.11)
* Board of Directors proposes a dividend of EUR 0,02 per share

GUIDANCE ON GROUP OUTLOOK

Pihlajalinna's consolidated revenue will exceed EUR 400 million in 2016 and
EBIT margin will improve compared to 2015.

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| KEY FIGURES AND RATIOS 10-12/2015 10-12/2014 change% 2015 2014 change% |
| 3 mths 3 mths 12 mths 12 mths |
| INCOME STATEMENT |
| Revenue, EUR million 62.6 51.9 21 213.3 148.9 43 |
| EBITDA excluding non-recurring items, EUR million 3.4 3.6 -4 12.5 14.0 -11 |
| EBITDA % excluding non-recurring items 5.5% 6.9 % -20 5.9% 9.4 % -38 |
| EBITDA, EUR million 3.4 3.0 14 11.6 11.8 -2 |
| EBITDA % 5.5 % 5.8 % -5 5.4 % 7.9 % -32 |
| Operating profit excluding non-recurring items (EBIT), EUR million 1.4 1.9 -30 4.5 8.2 -45 |
| Operating profit % excluding non-recurring items 2.2 % 3.7 % -42 2.1 % 5.5 % -61 |
| Operating profit (EBIT), EUR million 1.4 1.4 -1 3.6 6.0 -39 |
| Operating profit % 2.2 % 2.6 % -18 1.7 % 4.0 % -58 |
| Profit before tax (EBT), EUR million 1.0 0.7 39 1.3 2.9 -54 |
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| SHARE RELATED INFORMATION |
| Earnings per share (EPS), EUR 0.03 0.06 -48 0.03 0.11 -75 |
| Equity per share, EUR 4.47 0.70 540 |
| |
| OTHER INFORMATION |
| Return on capital employed, %( ROCE) 3.4 7.1 |
| Return on equity, % (ROE) 2.3 7.7 |
| Equity ratio, % 50.5 8.0 |
| Gearing, % 25.2 691.1 |
| Net debt/adjusted EBITDA, rolling 12 mths 1.9 5.1 |
| Interest bearing net debt, EUR million 23.5 71.6 -67 |
| Gross investments, EUR million 27.5 6.5 324 44.6 21.8 104 |
| Cash flow from operating activities 7.1 5.0 42 17.7 9.4 88 |
| Cash flow after investments -13.2 1.9 -793 -14.4 -8.1 79 |
| Average number of personnel 2,503 1,619 55 |
| Personnel at the end of the period 3,047 1,714 78 |
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Mikko Wirén, CEO of Pihlajalinna:

Pihlajalinna Group's strong growth continued during the last three months. The
revenue grew by 21 per cent during the quarter, reaching EUR 62.6 (51.9)
million. The majority of this was due to organic growth arising from complete
outsourcing of social and health services in Parkano, Kihniö and Jämsä. In
addition to this, the asylum seeker reception centre operation, which started
in October, increased revenues. Investments in future growth continued to
affect profitability.

Annual revenue grew by 43 per cent, reaching EUR 213.3 (148.9) million. The
reinforcement of the Group's administration and supporting functions and the
development of the ERP system affected our profitability. The low capacity
utilisation rates of new units, which burdened the result of the financial
year, improved towards the end of the year

The Group's cost savings plan has proceeded as planned and, for instance, the
affiliate mergers were completed in early February 2016. In all likelihood,
the targeted annual cost savings level of EUR 3 million will be reached
during 2016.

The financial year 2015 was a year of important projects building future
growth of the Company. The Company was listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki main
market in June 2015 and started three significant complete social and health
services outsourcing agreements. The biggest complete social and health
service outsourcing takeover in the history of the Company to date was
implemented during the financial year in the Kuusiokunnat area, and service
production commenced on 1 January 2016 at the same time with the
significantly expanding Jämsä outsourcing. During the year, we also executed
several M&A transactions. I want to extend my warm gratitude to the staff of
Pihlajalinna and to our partners for all their excellent work for the Company
to succeed.

The most important projects of the financial year 2016 include ensuring the
continuation of the positive trend in the Company's profitability, and
implementing a long-term growth strategy. We also want to utilise the
opportunities offered by health care and elderly care technologies as well as
digitalisation in our operations as efficiently as possible.

Pihlajalinna will monitor the preparation of the new Act on the Organisation
of Social and Health Services and investigate its practical impact on the
Company's business opportunities. Vice President of the Dental Care service
area, Pekka Utriainen, has been elected to the group of experts appointed by
the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health to support the preparation and
implementation of the social and health service reform.

As of 1 January 2016, Pihlajalinna's current outsourcing agreements cover a
population of approximately 66,000 and once the option periods of the
agreements are fully realised, the complete outsourcing business area may
grow by approximately 154,000 citizens.

The cornerstone of Pihlajalinna's success is good cooperation between public
and private social and health service providers. We hope that we can expand
this operating model and develop it on a national level as part of the new
Act on the Organisation of Social and Health Services preparation process.

FINANCIAL REPORTING IN 2016

The online annual report including financial statements for 2015 and the Board
of Director's report will be available on the company website
www.pihlajalinna-konserni.fi during week 11 of 2016 at the latest.

Pihlajalinna's Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Monday 4 April 2016 at
3.00 p.m., in Tampere, Finland. Pihlajalinna's Board of Directors will
convene the AGM at a later date.

Pihlajalinna will publish three Interim Reports in 2016:

Report

Interim report January-March 2016, Tuesday 10 May 2016
Interim report January-June 2016, Wednesday 17 August 2016
Interim report January-September 2016, Friday 11 November 2016

Helsinki, 18.02.2016

Pihlajalinna Plc
Board of Directors

ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT AND TELECONFERENCE

Pihlajalinna Oyj will organise an announcement event for analysts and the
media on Thursday 18 February 2016 at 9.30 a.m. in the Paavo Nurmi room at
Hotel Kämp, Pohjoisesplanadi 29, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

An audio webcast and teleconference in English will be held on the same day
starting at 13.30 p.m. EET. +44 20 3059 8125. Participant password:
Pihlajalinna. The event can be followed live as an audio webcast at
investors.pihlajalinna-konserni.fi.

The event will be recorded and can be accessed on the website later the same
day.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mikko Wirén, CEO, tel. +358 50 3220 927
Terhi Kivinen, SVP Communications, Marketing and IR, tel. +358 40 848 4001

DISTRIBUTION
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
investors.pihlajalinna-konserni.fi

Financial Statements Bulletin Pihlajalinna 2015
http://hugin.info/168390/R/1986997/729209.pdf

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