Kesko's sales in July 2014

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KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 14.08.2014 AT 09.00 1(2)

Kesko's sales in July 2014

Kesko Group's sales, excluding VAT, in July 2014 totalled €797.1 million, down
1.5%.

In Kesko's food trade, sales in July were €375.1 million, an increase of 0.7%
from the previous year.

In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in July were €103.4 million, a
decrease of 5.7%. The sales performance was especially impacted by the decline
in the sales of the department store trade. Online stores recorded sales growth.

In the building and home improvement trade, sales in July were €236.1 million,
down 1.6%. In terms of local currencies, sales increased by 1.0%. Sales in
Finland decreased by 3.4%. Sales abroad decreased by 0.4% in euros, but
increased by 4.1% in local currencies.

In  the car and machinery trade, sales in July were €92.9 million, a decrease of
5.9%. VV-Auto's  sales in July were €63.9 million, up 5.9%. Konekesko's sales in
July were €29.0 million, a decrease of 24.3% from the previous year.

Kesko Group sales in euros, excluding VAT, in July 2014:
                                             July 2014         1.1. - 31.07.2014

                                        € million Change, % € million  Change, %

Food trade, total                           375.1       0.7   2,506.5       -1.0

Home and speciality goods trade, total      103.4      -5.7     708.2       -9.4

Building and home improvement trade,         96.5      -3.4     737.8        1.2
Finland

Building and home improvement trade,        139.6      -0.4     846.7        0.8
other countries

Building and home improvement trade,        236.1      -1.6   1,584.4        1.0
total

Car and machinery trade, total               92.9      -5.9     662.0        0.2

Common operations and eliminations          -10.4               -95.9

Grand total                                 797.1      -1.5   5,365.1       -1.5



Finland, total                              631.4      -1.1   4,372.1       -2.4

Other countries, total                      165.7      -2.9     993.0        2.4

Grand total                                 797.1      -1.5   5,365.1       -1.5



Change, % indicates the change over the corresponding period of the previous
year.

In July 2014, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland was
23, which was the same as in the previous year. The total number of selling days
in January-July was one less than in the previous year. The number of retail
selling days in July was 31, which was the same as in the previous year. The
total number of retail selling days in January-July was the same as in the
previous year.

Kesko releases advance information on the K-Group's retail sales quarterly, in
connection with interim reports.

Further information is available from Vice President, Group Controller Eva
Kaukinen, tel. +358 105 322 338.


Kesko Corporation



Merja Haverinen
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