Codetermination negotiations concluded at Fiskars plant in Billnäs


Fiskars Brands Finland has concluded codetermination negotiations with personnel
in its manufacturing plant in Billnäs, Finland. On the basis of these, the      
company has decided to make 13 employees redundant. In addition, approximately  
360 people will be laid off for 3-6 weeks depending on the unit.                

The codetermination negotiations covered around 380 people. At the start of     
negotiations, layoffs were estimated to impact a maximum of 15 people.    

Further information:                                                            
Thomas Enckell, President, Fiskars Garden EMEA, tel. +358 40 503 8464           
Jari Ojala, Director, Billnäs plant, Fiskars Garden EMEA, tel. +358 50 306 1079 

FISKARS CORPORATION                                                             
Kari Kauniskangas                                                               

Fiskars is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden  
and outdoors. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands  
including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Silva, and Buster. Associated company,      
Wärtsilä Corporation, is also an important part of the group, and forms one of  
Fiskars' operating segments, together with the Americas, EMEA, and Other.       
Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland's oldest  
company. Fiskars recorded net sales of €697 million in 2008, and employs some   
4,100 people.