ASPO Plc     STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE    November 7, 2011, at 17:25 The Board of Directors of Aspo Plc has decided to acquire a tranche of 183,000 of the company's own shares in a directed acquisition. The acquisition of shares will be carried out today, Monday, November 7, 2011. The acquisition will be carried out within the limits of the authorization given to the Board at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on April 5, 2011. The shares will be acquired for the financing or execution of corporate acquisitions or other transactions, for execution of the company's share-ownership program or for other purposes to be decided by the Board. Before this acquisition and any other acquisitions that may be carried out today, the number of own shares held by the company is 340,082. ASPO Plc Aki Ojanen CEO Further information: CEO Aki Ojanen, Aspo Plc, +358 9 5211, +358 400 106 592,aki.ojanen (a) Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Key media Aspo is a conglomerate that owns and develops business operations in Northern Europe and growth markets focusing on demanding B-to-B customers. Our strong company brands - ESL Shipping, Leipurin, Telko and Kaukomarkkinat - aim to be the market leaders in their sectors. They are responsible for their own operations, customer relationships and the development of these. Together they generate Aspo's goodwill. Aspo's Group structure and business operations are continually developed without any predefined schedules. This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Aspo Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1561571]