PRESS RELEASE March 8, 2010 at 12:15

 YIT EHITUS TO BUILD FACILITIES FOR TOWERS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT IN RIGA,       LATVIA                                                                          

AS YIT Ehitus, a subsidiary of YIT Construction (Finland) has signed an agreement to build new facilities for SIA Towers Construction Management in Riga, Latvia. The project will include office; hotel and retail facilities that will be constructed on foundations and underground premises that have already been completed. The agreement between AS YIT Ehitus and SIA Towers Construction Management will be to construct the frame and façades. The contract sum will be determined based on actual works being completed. The first stage of works is expected to be approximately 40 million euro.

SIA Towers Construction Management will build the towers on behalf of the owner, SPI Real Estate Holdings, a Luxemburg-based real estate developer, part of the SPI Group. The building consists of 2 circular high rise towers 31 floors and 29 floors. The tallest tower will reach 120 metres and the total area of the premises will be approximately 100 000 square meters of which 70.000 are located above ground. The Hotel tower is to be operated by Starwood hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. under the brand name Sheraton.

“The innovative construction of the two connected buildings is bound to become one of the outstanding architectural landmarks in the Baltic Region,” said Val Mendeleev, CEO of SPI Group. “We are excited about this project, which we believe will be a promising one despite the economic circumstances of the region.” In commenting on the choice of general contractor, he added “our Group made a thorough analysis of the General Contractors whose business concept is to help its customers to invest profitably and to maintain the value of investments. We are looking forward to an excellent co-operation with YIT.”

For additional information, please contact: Kari Kauniskangas, President, YIT Construction Ltd, tel. +358 40 519 0198, kari.kauniskangas@yit.fi

Margus Poim, MD, YIT Ehitus, margus.poim@yit.ee, tel +372 5041068

Olegs Alainis, Board Member, SIA Towers Construction Management, tel. + 371 292 40932 Olegs.alainis@spi-group.com


Virva Salmivaara Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

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YIT is a European service company in building systems, construction services and services for industry. It builds, develops and maintains quality living environments in Nordic countries, Russia, Baltic countries and Central Europe. In 2009, YIT's revenue amounted to EUR 3.5 billion. The Group employs about 23,500 people. YIT's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com SPI Group, headquartered in Luxemburg, is one of the world's leading spirits and alcoholic beverages companies with interests in agribusiness, distribution, retail and real estate.For more information about SPI Group, please visit www.spi-group.com.