IITTALA GROUP TO START CODETERMINATION NEGOTIATIONS AT ARABIA, IITTALA, AND NUUTAJÄRVI PLANTS

IITTALA GROUP TO START CODETERMINATION NEGOTIATIONS AT ARABIA, IITTALA, AND
NUUTAJÄRVI PLANTS

Fiskars Corporation's subsidiary Iittala Group Ltd. will start codetermination
negotiations on redundancies and temporary lay-offs at its plants in Arabia
(Helsinki), Iittala, and Nuutajärvi. These will cover a total of some 450
people, and redundancies are expected to involve around 60 people. The
negotiations are aimed at adapting the plants' operations to a challenging
market environment.

Further information:
Tero Vähäkylä, President, Iittala Group Ltd, tel. +358 204 39 5306
Pia Nybäck, Director, Arabia plant, Iittala Group, tel. +358 204 39 5223
Osmo Strengell, Director, Glass Factories, Iittala Group, tel. +358 204 39 6249

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.

www.fiskars.fi