Itella Corporation’s Results for January-March 2009: Decline in Demand Eroded Profitability



Jukka Alho, President and CEO:
- The decreasing demand for Itella's services and the profitability decline reflect the general economic development. In the eventuality of a sustained recession, Itella has one major advantage: our business also includes services less vulnerable to economic fluctuations. We have successfully developed our new growth businesses in areas such as warehousing services, financial management and customer relations marketing.

Jukka Alho, President and CEO, tel. +358 20 451 5600,
Tuija Soanjärvi, CFO, tel. +358 20 45 20907,

Board of Directors' Report (pdf)
Income Statement and Balance Sheet (pdf)

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Itella Group provides solutions for managing information and product flows. Itella operates in mail communication, information logistics and logistics in Northern and Central Europe and Russia. The Group employs some 31,700 staff and reported a net sales of EUR 1 953 million in 2008. Corporate services are delivered under the Itella brand, while the Posti brand is used for services targeted at consumers in Finland. More information on the Group is available at