Kesko's sales were up by 12.3% in October

KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 09.11.2007 AT 11.00 The Kesko Group's sales, excluding VAT, in October 2007 totalled ¤867.8 million, an increase of 12.3% over the corresponding period in the previous year. In January-October the sales, excluding VAT, were ¤8,042.8 million, up 10.2% on the previous year. In January-October, the sales of foreign operations were ¤1,816.8 million, accounting for 23% of the Group's sales.