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2016-02-12

Rapala VMC Oyj: RAPALA VMC CORPORATION CONTINUES TO BUY BACK OWN SHARES

Rapala VMC Corporation

Stock Exchange Release
February 12, 2016 at 2:15 p.m.

RAPALA VMC CORPORATION CONTINUES TO BUY BACK OWN SHARES

The Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corporation has decided to start buying
back a maximum of 100 000 of Rapala VMC Corporation's own shares, equaling to
some 0.25% of all shares, in accordance with the authorization granted by the
Annual General Meeting on March 27, 2015. The shares will be acquired with
company's free equity only, and therefore, the acquisition reduces the
distributable funds. The maximum amount to be used for the acquisition is 500
000 euros.

Shares will be acquired in public trading on the Nasdaq Helsinki at the market
price quoted at the time of repurchase in accordance with the rules regarding
the acquisition of company's owns shares.

Shares will be repurchased to finance or carry out business acquisitions or
other investments, to settle the company's equity-based incentive plans, to
be transferred for other purposes, or to be cancelled.

The repurchasing of shares starts on February 15, 2016 at the earliest and
will end on March 31, 2016, at the latest. At the moment, Rapala holds 639
671 of its own shares.

RAPALA VMC CORPORATION
Jorma Kasslin
Chief Executive Officer

For further information:
Olli Aho, Company Counsel and Investor Relations, tel. +358 9 7562 540

Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki and main media

Rapala VMC Corporation ("the Group") is a leading fishing tackle company and
the global market leader in fishing lures, treble hooks and fishing related
knives and tools. The Group also has a strong global position in other
fishing categories and it is one of the leading distributors of outdoor,
hunting and winter sport products in the Nordic countries. The Group has the
largest distribution network in the industry. The main manufacturing
facilities are located in Finland, France, Estonia, Russia, China, Indonesia
and the UK. The Group brand portfolio includes the leading brand in the
industry, Rapala, and other global brands like VMC, Sufix, Storm, Blue Fox,
Luhr Jensen, Williamson, Dynamite Baits, Mora Ice, StrikeMaster, Marttiini
and Peltonen. The Group, with net sales of EUR 278 million in 2015, employs
some 3 200 people in 39 countries. Rapala VMC Corporation's share is listed
and traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange since 1998.

Stock exchange release
http://hugin.info/120091/R/1985870/728426.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Rapala VMC Oyj via Globenewswire

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