Alma Media Corporation Press release 1 June 2009
DELIVERY OPERATIONS OF SATAKUNNAN KANSA SOLD TO AAMUJAKELU OY
Satakunnan Kirjateollisuus Oy has divested its delivery business to Aamujakelu Oy. The agreement on the transaction was signed today and the deal will be closed on 1 January 2010.
The delivery operations of Satakunnan Kirjateollisuus Oy are responsible for the early morning delivery of the Satakunnan Kansa newspaper and several other newspapers in the Satakunta region. Approximately 50,000 copies are delivered daily. The employees of the Satakunnan Kansa delivery operations will continue working at Aamujakelu Oy with their current status and benefits. The transaction impacts on six officials and approximately 230 newspaper deliverers.
There will be no changes in the delivery of Satakunnan Kansa or the other papers. The quality and extent of the delivery will remain at the current level.
Aamujakelu Oy is a delivery company owned by Alma Media and operating at Pirkanmaa and Sea-Lapland regions in Finland. Satakunnan Kirjateollisuus Oy is a business unit of Alma Media Group.
For further information, please contact
Publisher Jouko Jokinen, Satakunnan Kirjateollisuus Oy
Managing Director Helvi Liukkaala, Aamujakelu Oy
Tel. +358 40 5677069, e-mail email@example.com
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a profitably growing and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and online media. Its best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.
Net sales in 2008 totalled EUR 341 million and the operating margin was over 14%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Please visit www.almamedia.com
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