A total of 98,620,565 new shares issued in the free share issue decided upon in Wärtsilä Corporation’s Annual General Meeting 3 March 2011 have today been entered in the trade register. The free share issue applies the pre-emptive right of the shareholders, so that for each old share one new share would be issued. Thereby, the total number of Wärtsilä shares after the share issue will be 197,241,130. All shares will give equal shareholder rights. The free share issue will be executed in the book-entry system and does not require any actions by the shareholders. The new shares generate shareholder rights as of today and will become traded publicly as of 9 March 2011.