Notification in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter 2 § 9: BlackRock, Inc. decreased holding in Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Corporation, Flagging notifications 11 August 2011 at 13:30 UTC+2

BlackRock, Inc. has informed Wärtsilä Corporation that it has sold Wärtsilä shares on 9 August 2011 and now owns less than one twentieth (1/20) of the company’s votes. Following the transaction BlackRock, Inc. owns 9,838,853 shares or 4.99% of Wärtsilä’s share capital and total votes.