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2014-05-09

Rautaruukki Oyj: SSAB has announced that it extends the offer period of the share exchange offer for all issued and outstanding shares of Rautaruukki to end on

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in part, directly or indirectly, in the United States, Australia, Canada,
Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or any other country where such
publication or distribution would violate applicable laws or rules or would
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measure to be undertaken, in addition to the requirements under Finnish and
Swedish law. For further information, please see "Important notice" in this
stock exchange release.

Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release 9 May 2014 9.45am EEST

SSAB has announced that
it extends the offer period of the share exchange offer for all issued and
outstanding shares of Rautaruukki to end on June 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
(Finnish time)

The offer period for the share exchange offer began on April 14, 2014 at 9:00
a.m. (Finnish time) and was announced to expire on May 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
(Finnish time), unless the offer period is extended.
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the share exchange offer, SSAB has
today decided to extend the offer period of the share exchange offer to end
on June 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (Finnish time), unless the offer period is
extended further or the extended offer period discontinued.

In accordance with the terms and conditions of the share exchange offer, SSAB
may extend the offer period at any time. As a result of the timetable for
filing an application for regulatory competition approval in the European
Union, which is currently expected to take place during the second half of
May 2014, SSAB has today decided to extend the offer period of the share
exchange offer to end on June 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (Finnish time), unless
the offer period is extended further or any extended offer period
discontinued.

SSAB may, according to the terms and conditions of the share exchange offer,
discontinue any extended offer period. SSAB will announce its decision on the
discontinuation of any extended offer period as soon as possible after such
decision has been taken and, in any case, no less than one (1) week prior to
the expiration of the discontinued extended offer period. If SSAB
discontinues an extended offer period, the offer period will expire at an
earlier time on a date announced by SSAB.

SSAB will announce any possible further extension of the already extended
offer period or an extension of a discontinued extended offer period on the
first (1) Finnish banking day following the expiration of an already extended
offer period or a discontinued extended offer period, at the latest.

For further information, please contact:

Olli Huuskonen, SVP, General Counsel, tel. +358 20 592 9300

Taina Kyllönen
SVP, Marketing and Communications

Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with
energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We
have around 8,600 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network
across some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere
in Europe and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America.
Net sales in 2013 totalled €2.4 billion. The company's share is quoted on
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS).www.ruukki.com

DISTRIBUTION:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Main media
www.ruukki.com

Important notice

This release may not be released or otherwise distributed, in whole or in
part, in or into the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong,
Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where prohibited
by applicable laws or rules. This release is not a share exchange offer
document or a prospectus and as such does not constitute an offer or
invitation to make a sales offer. Investors shall accept the share exchange
offer for the shares only on the basis of the information provided in the
Share Exchange Offer Document. Offers will not be made directly or indirectly
in any jurisdiction where either an offer or participation therein is
prohibited by applicable law or where any exchange offer document or
registration or other requirements would apply in addition to those
undertaken in Finland and Sweden.

The Share Exchange Offer Document as well as related acceptance forms will not
and may not be distributed, forwarded or transmitted into, in or from any
jurisdiction where prohibited by applicable law. In particular, the share
exchange offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into,
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or, subject to
certain exceptions, the United States of America. The share exchange offer
cannot be accepted from within Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New
Zealand, South Africa or, subject to certain exceptions, the United States of
America.

The SSAB shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S.
Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under any of
the relevant securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United
States of America. The SSAB shares may not be offered or sold in the United
States, except pursuant to an exemption from the Securities Act or in a
transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities
Act.

It should be noted that certain statements herein which are not historical
facts, and statements preceded by "expects" or similar expressions, may be
forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current decisions
and plans and currently known factors. They involve risks and uncertainties
which may cause the actual results to materially differ from the results
currently expected.

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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.
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