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Raute offers production lines, machinery and services for the entire production process of veneer and veneer-based products, which include plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL). The company’s strategy is premised on a complementary offering of veneer production technology and services. Raute has differentiated itself through technological leadership and the ability to supply complete plywood and LVL production processes. Raute delivers most of its equipment in a tailored project-driven fashion to a global customer base consisting of hundreds of plywood and LVL mills. Raute has its main production plant in Lahti, Finland, however the company also operates a global sales and services network. Raute is a global leader in its niche market.
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Raute offers production lines, machinery and services for the entire production process of veneer and veneer-based products, which include plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL). The company’s strategy is premised on a complementary offering of veneer production technology and services. Raute has differentiated itself through technological leadership and the ability to supply complete plywood and LVL production processes. Raute delivers most of its equipment in a tailored project-driven fashion to a global customer base consisting of hundreds of plywood and LVL mills. Raute has its main production plant in Lahti, Finland, however the company also operates a global sales and services network. Raute is a global leader in its niche market.
Raute is the most technologically sophisticated vendor and a market leader within its niche. In our view this set-up will not change as current competition lags quite far behind and larger capital goods companies are unlikely to enter the relatively small market. Predicting Raute's project delivery flow is not easy and a single large project can make up a significant portion of a given calendar year's activity. Services growth might help to smooth financial performance, however project deliveries will always remain crucially important for Raute's success.

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Raute - Orders translate into earnings

Raute reports Q2 results on Aug 8, after upgrading its FY ’24 guidance recently thanks to a very high order backlog.

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Raute - Earnings on a solid upward trend

Raute’s Q1 showed how Wood Processing is to return to black after a string of challenging years. Services is to maintain its steady performance, while Analyzers remains at the core of Raute’s offering.

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Raute - Improved results despite headwinds

Raute’s Q1 results were a bit better than we estimated despite certain operational issues caused by political strikes in Finland as well as somewhat unfavorable sales mix due to a low Analyzers revenue.

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Raute - Wood Processing earnings improve

Raute reports Q1 results on May 3. We estimate earnings to improve over the course of the year, driven by the order book.

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Raute - Earnings gain despite uncertainties

Raute’s Q4 profitability didn’t meet our estimates as Wood Processing still lacked volume while development costs were also at an elevated level.

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Raute - Wood Processing dragged EBITDA

Raute’s Q4 figures were slightly mixed relative to our estimates as Services and Analyzers performed better than we expected while Wood Processing EBITDA declined by EUR 1m due to growth strategy development projects. Raute’s revenue landed above our estimate whereas profitability fell short.

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Raute - Backlog underpins earnings growth

Raute reports Q4 on Feb 15. FY ’23 order intake topped EUR 300m, which positions Raute for significant earnings growth at least this year and next despite some uncertainties.

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Raute - Progress despite market challenges

Raute’s Q3, like its orders, showed twofold developments as margins were relatively high while market uncertainty has increased even further in Europe.

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Raute - Decent profitability, low orders

Raute’s Q3 revenue was meaningfully lower than we estimated, yet absolute profitability figures were still in line with our estimates as the company’s improvement program has produced results. Order intake was quite a bit lower than we estimated, but we believe Q4 orders should show at least some q/q improvement.

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Raute - Only missing some smaller orders

Raute reports Q3 results on Oct 26. Raute’s EBIT is bound to improve in the coming years, whereas short-term focus may lie more around smaller European equipment orders.

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Raute Corporation, Inside information June 19, 2024, at 08:30 EEST

Inside information: Positive profit warning - Raute updates its guidance regarding net sales and profit

Raute updates its guidance regarding net sales and profit.

New guidance for 2024:

Raute's 2024 net sales are expected to be between EUR 185 - 210 million and comparable EBITDA to be between EUR 13 - 17 million.

Previous guidance for 2023: (published on February 15, 2024):

Raute's 2024 net sales are expected to be between EUR 170 - 195 million and comparable EBITDA to be between EUR 10 - 14 million.

Rationale for the new guidance:

Raute's strong order backlog has supported the positive business development despite the continued challenging market environment. Raute's project deliveries and services business have progressed better than anticipated, which has led to positive net sales and profit development during the second quarter. Therefore, Raute raises its guidance for both net sales and profit for the full year. 

RAUTE CORPORATION
Mika Saariaho
President and CEO

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Mika Saariaho, President and CEO, tel. +358401549393

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, Main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production plant are located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Manager's transactions, May 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Raute Corporation - Manager's transactions - Halttunen Ville

____________________________________________

Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Ville Halttunen

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Issuer: Raute Oyj

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 61671/4/4

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Transaction date: 2024-05-06

Venue: NASDAQ HELSINKI LTD (XHEL)

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of transaction: ACQUISITION

Transaction details
(1): Volume: 458 Unit price: 10.8 EUR
(2): Volume: 162 Unit price: 10.75 EUR

Aggregated transactions (2):
Volume: 620 Volume weighted average price: 10.78694 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Manager's transactions, May 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Raute Corporation - Manager's transactions - Saariaho Mika

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Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Saariaho, Mika Petteri

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Issuer: Raute Oyj

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 61803/5/4

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Transaction date: 2024-05-06

Venue: NASDAQ HELSINKI LTD (XHEL)

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of transaction: ACQUISITION

Transaction details
(1): Volume: 511 Unit price: 10.75 EUR
(2): Volume: 190 Unit price: 10.75 EUR
(3): Volume: 499 Unit price: 10.75 EUR
(4): Volume: 26 Unit price: 11.1 EUR
(5): Volume: 167 Unit price: 11.2 EUR
(6): Volume: 212 Unit price: 11.25 EUR
(7): Volume: 350 Unit price: 11.25 EUR
(8): Volume: 231 Unit price: 11.25 EUR

Aggregated transactions (8):
Volume: 2186 Volume weighted average price: 10.96992 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION, INSIDER INFORMATION, 3.5.2024 AT 9:15 A.M.

The Board of Directors of Raute Corporation has decided to establish an Audit Committee and a People Committee.

Raute Corporation's Board of Directors has decided to establish an Audit Committee and a People Committee to support the work of the Board of Directors. In appointing the members of the committees, the Board of Directors has considered the expertise and experience required for the task.

At its constitutive meeting, the Board of Directors elected Mikko Kettunen as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Jenni Virnes, Joni Bask and Julius Manni were elected as members of the Audit Committee.

Laura Raitio was elected as a Chair of the People Committee and Ari Harmaala and Ari Piik as members of the People Committee.

The Board of Directors has also assessed the independence of its members. Joni Bask is assessed to be dependent on the company after more than 10 years on the Board of Directors, but he is independent of the company's significant shareholders. All other members of the Board of Directors are independent of the company and of the company's significant shareholders.

The Audit Committee is responsible for, among other things:
  • monitor and evaluate the company's financial reporting system,
  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the company's internal control and audit and risk management systems,
  • monitor and assess how contracts, agreements and other legal transactions concluded between the company and its related parties meet the requirements of ordinary course of business and market conditions,
  • to monitor and evaluate the independence of the auditor and, in particular, the provision of non-audit services by the auditor,
  • assess compliance with laws, regulations and company policies, and
  • carry out other tasks for which the Board of Directors has granted the Committee authority.
The People Committee is responsible for, among other things:
  • Preparation of the remuneration policy and remuneration report,
  • Preparation of matters related to the appointment, dismissal, remuneration, pension, benefits and other material terms and conditions of employment of the CEO and other members of the Executive Board,
  • Preparation of matters concerning Raute's long- and short-term incentive plans.
  • Assessing the remuneration of the CEO and the Executive Board and ensuring the appropriateness of the total remuneration packages,
  • Monitor the succession planning of the Executive Board

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Laura Raitio, Chair of Board of Directors tel. +358 50 386 0004

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, Main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production plant are located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION, INTERIM REPORT, MAY 3, 2024, AT 09:00 A.M.

Raute Corporation's interim report January 1-March 31, 2024: Good progress in project deliveries in challenging market environment

This is a summary of Raute's Interim financial report January 1-March 31, 2024. The complete report is attached to this release as a pdf file and is also available on the company's' website at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION - INTERIM REPORT JANUARY 1-MARCH 31, 2024

January−March 2024

-          Order intake was EUR 36 million (67)

-          Order book was EUR 259 million (121) at the end of the reporting period

-          Net sales were EUR 44.7 million (36.8)

-          Comparable EBITDA was EUR 3.0 million (2.8), representing 6.7% (7.7) of net sales

-          Operating profit was EUR 1.5 million (0.9)

-          Earnings per share were EUR 0.20 (0.10)

-          Equity ratio was 49.7% (41.4)

KEY FIGURES 1.1.-31.3.2024 1.1.-31.3.2023 1.1. -31.12.2023
Net sales, MEUR 44.7 36.8 145.4
Change in net 21.4 -4.5 -8.2
sales, %
Comparable EBITDA, 3.0 2.8 9.3
MEUR
Comparable EBITDA, 6.7 7.7 6.4
%
Operating profit, 1.5 0.9 1.9
MEUR
Operating profit, 3.3 2.3 1.3
% of net sales
Profit for the 1.3 0.8 1.4
period, MEUR
Profit for the 2.8 2.2 0.9
period, % of net
sales

Gross capital 0.4 0.9 4.5
expenditure, MEUR
% of net sales 0.9 2.4 3.1

Research and 1.4 1.3 5.2
development costs,
MEUR
% of net sales 3.2 3.5 3.6

Order book, MEUR 259 121 266
Order intake, MEUR 36 67 315

Personnel, at the 775 733 754
end of the period
Personnel, 772 707 749
effective, on
average
Personnel, on 770 751 754
average

President and CEO Mika Saariaho: Solid start for the year in Wood Processing and Services business units

We had a good start to the year with solid progress in project deliveries supported by our all-time high order book. However, the market environment remained uncertain as many of our customers were in a wait-and-see mode in relation to making firm investment decisions.

In the first quarter, comparable EBITDA developed in line with our expectations and was EUR 3.0 million, representing a margin of 6.7%. The result indicates improved efficiency of the underlying operations while considering that the comparison figure was positively impacted by the release of provisions related to the wind-down of the Russian operations.

I am particularly pleased with the performance of the Services business unit, where we have also developed a concept for performance-based maintenance offering. In the first quarter, we announced an agreement with Paged Group of Estonia. It is an excellent example of this concept, where we take full maintenance responsibility for the customer's production machinery, including spare parts, small upgrades, and process improvement work, to support the customer in ensuring optimized production.

The Wood Processing business also improved its performance by making good progress in the project deliveries of the mill-sized orders won last year. Meanwhile, Analyzers had a disappointing quarter due to the timing and delays of some deliveries. On the Group level, our costs were at a more normalized level after being elevated in the last quarter of 2023.

The political strikes in Finland had an impact on the operations of our main production site in Lahti. With good preparations we were able to mitigate the impacts of the strikes for the most part. However, there still was some negative impact on net sales and profitability.

Order intake in the first quarter was rather modest, excluding the mill-sized order received from Latvia's AmberBirch, and mainly consisted of service and modernization projects. Nevertheless, we can be very happy to have received yet another complete mill-sized order. This continues to demonstrate our strong offering and the continuous customer interest in these solutions over the business cycle, driven by sustainability needs.

Given our nearly record-high order book, we are in a good position to continue implementing Raute's growth strategy. We believe that Raute has a unique opportunity to capture new business opportunities in engineered wood product segments by combining our offering into innovative production solutions, powered by data and digital tools. In line with our newly announced values, we aim to Show the Way - Drive Change for positive development in our industry together with our customers. We will do this together as one team with our dedicated and skilled personnel.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The market uncertainty continued in January-March 2024. Although some weak signals of a slowly improving market sentiment might be seen, especially the demand for both hardwood and softwood plywood was at a modest level and pricing under pressure. The demand for LVL has remained more stable. This was reflected in the demand for Raute's customers' products.

While inflation has stabilized, the high interest rates and the overall economic uncertainty have slowed down the demand for the traditional end-product consuming industries such as construction and commercial vehicle production. Also, illegal Russian birch plywood with clearly lower prices entering the European market despite the sanctions affects the European birch plywood producers.

The impact of the lower end-product demand is clearly visible in Raute's customers' investment activity, which is mainly focusing on keeping the existing production facilities running. While this supports Raute's after-sales business, it clearly has a negative impact on the demand for new production lines and modernizations.

The highlight of the first quarter for Raute was the EUR 20 million order for a greenfield veneer mill machinery from AmberBirch in Latvia. This is again a good example of a long-term Raute customer investing in increasing their production capacity over the economic cycles.

GUIDANCE STATEMENT FOR 2024

Raute reiterates its guidance statement for 2024. Raute's 2024 net sales are expected to be between EUR 170-195 million and comparable EBITDA between EUR 10-14 million.

RAUTE CORPORATION
Board of Directors

BRIEFING

A briefing is organized for analysts, investors, and the media on May 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Scandic Simonkenttä Hotel, Simonkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland. The report is presented by President and CEO Mika Saariaho and CFO Ville Halttunen. The presentation language is Finnish. The event can also be followed online via Teams. Link will be sent to those who have registered by email; registrations at ir@raute.com.The event will be recorded, and the recording can be viewed on Raute's website at www.raute.com on May 7, 2024, at the latest.

NEXT INTERIM REPORT:
Raute Corporation's half-year financial report January 1-June 30, 2024, will be published on Thursday August 8, 2024.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Mika Saariaho, President and CEO, tel. +358 40 154 9393
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, Main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer a full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production plant are located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION, INVESTOR NEWS, 26 APRIL 2024, AT 10:00 A.M.

Publication of Raute Corporation's Q1 2024 Interim Report and invitation to a briefing
Raute Corporation will publish its Interim Report for January 1−March 31, 2024 (3 months) on Friday, May 3, 2024, at about 9 a.m. A briefing for analysts, investors and the media will be organized on the same day May 3, 2024, at 2:00−3:00 p.m.

Venue place: Scandic Simonkenttä Hotel, Simonkatu 9, Helsinki.

Please inform of your participation in the briefing at the latest on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to Raute Corporation, Elina Suomalainen (elina.suomalainen@raute.com).You may also follow the briefing online through Teams. We will send a Teams link by email to those who have informed us of their participation in the online presentation.

You are welcome to hear about our Q1/2024 result, other current issues, and outlook for 2024. The presentation will be made by Raute Corporation's President and CEO Mika Saariaho and CFO Ville Halttunen. The presentation will be held in Finnish.

The briefing will be recorded, and the recording will be available at Raute's website www.raute.com on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the latest.

The Interim Report for January 1-March 31, 2024, will be available at www.raute.com on Friday, May 3, 2024, at about 9:00 a.m. The presentation material will be available at www.raute.com > Investors > Financial Information > Result Center on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. once the presentation starts.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer a full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production plant are located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 4 APRIL 2024 AT 9.30 P.M.

DECISIONS OF RAUTE CORPORATION'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2024

Raute Corporation's Annual General Meeting was held in Lahti on 4 April 2024. The Annual General Meeting adopted the Financial Statements, approved the Remuneration Report and Remuneration Policy for Governing Bodies, and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and President and CEO from liability for the financial year 1 January to 31 December 2023.

Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the distribution of dividend

The Annual General Meeting decided according to the proposal of the Board of Directors that a dividend of EUR0.10 per share will be distributed for the financial year 1 January to 31 December 2023. The dividend will be distributed to shareholders who, on the record date for dividend distribution, 8 April 2024, are registered in the shareholders' register of the company maintained by Euroclear FinlandOy. The dividend will be paid on 18 April 2024.

Resolution on the number and remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors

The number of members of the Board of Directors was resolved to be seven (7).

The Annual General Meeting decided that the remuneration to the Chair of the Board continues to be EUR 48,000 and to the Vice-Chair of the Board and Board members EUR 24,000 for the term of office. Reimbursement of expenses will be paid in accordance with the company's current travel policy.

If the Board of Directors were to establish separate Board committees, the following remuneration was decided for committee work:

- Meeting fee for committee work to the Chair of the Audit Committee EUR 1000 per meeting,

- The meeting fee for the chair of other possible committees and committee members is EUR 500 per meeting.

Election of the members of the Board of Directors

The Annual General Meeting elected the Board of Directors for the next term of office ending at the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2025. The Annual General Meeting elected Laura Raitio, Licentiate of Science (Technology), as the Chair of the Board of Directors andJoni Bask, M.Sc.(Tech.), as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and Ari Harmaala, Engineer (Construction Technology), Ari Piik, B.Sc.(Econ.), Mikko Kettunen, M.Sc. (Econ.), Julius Manni, M.Sc. (Econ.) and Jenni Virnes, M.Sc. (Eng.) as members of the Board of Directors.

Election and remuneration of the auditor

The Annual General Meeting elected audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopersOy as the company's auditor, with Authorized Public Accountant (KHT) Mikko Nieminen as the principal auditor. It was resolved to pay the auditor's remuneration in accordance with an invoice approved by the company.

Election and remuneration of the sustainability auditor

The Annual General Meeting elected Authorized Sustainability Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy as the company's sustainability auditor with Authorized Sustainability Auditor (KRT) Mikko Nieminen as the sustainability auditor with principal responsibility. It was resolved to pay the sustainability auditor's remuneration in accordance with an invoice approved by the company.

Authorizing the Board of Directors to resolve on the acquisition of own shares
The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board to resolve on the repurchase of a maximum of 600,000 of Raute Corporation's shares using assets from the company's non-restricted equity, which would lead to a decrease in the company's distributable funds.

The authorization entitles the Board to acquire the company's shares to be used for the development of the company's capital structure, as consideration for funding or carrying out any acquisitions or other arrangements, or to be otherwise disposed of or cancelled.
The purchase consideration paid for shares purchased by virtue of the authorization shall be based on the price of the company's share in public trading such that the minimum price of acquired shares is the lowest market price quoted in public trading during the term of validity of the authorization and, correspondingly, the maximum price is the highest market price quoted in public trading during the term of validity of the authorization.
The authorization includes the right to acquire shares in a directed manner, i.e., not in proportion to the holdings of the shareholders. A directed repurchase of the company's own shares can take place, for example, by acquiring shares in public trading on markets where, according to the regulations, the company is permitted to engage in the trade of its own shares. Repurchasing shares in public trading as mentioned above, or otherwise in a directed manner, requires that the company has a weighty financial reason to do so.
The Board of Directors is authorized to decide on other terms and conditions related to share repurchases.
This authorization shall replace the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of 30 March 2023, and is effective until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, or at the most for 18months following the decision of the Annual General Meeting.
Authorizing the Board of Directors to resolve on a share issue and the issuance of special rights entitling to shares

The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board to resolve on an issue of Raute Corporation's shares and the issuance of special rights entitling to shares referred to in chapter10, section1 of the Finnish Companies Act in one or several instalments. The Board of Directors is authorized to resolve on all conditions of the share issue or the issuance of special rights, including the recipients and the sum of possible consideration to be paid.

The Board of Directors may, by virtue of the authorization, resolve to issue either new shares or treasury shares held by the company. The aggregate maximum number of shares that can be issued is 600,000 shares. Any shares to be issued based on special rights entitling to shares are included in the above-mentioned aggregate number of shares.

The authorization includes the right to deviate from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights, provided that the company has a weighty financial reason to do so. A directed share issue may be without payment only if a weighty financial reason exists in terms of the company, while considering the interests of all the shareholders. The authorization can be used, with the restrictions presented above to fund or carry out acquisitions or other arrangements or for other purposes decided by the Board of Directors.

 The authorization is effective until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, or at the most for 18months following the resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting are available on Raute Corporation's website at www.raute.com > Investors > Corporate Governance > Annual General Meeting > Annual General Meeting 2024 at the latest on 18 April 2024.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mika Saariaho, President and CEO, mobile number +358 40154 9393
Ville Halttunen, CFO, mobile number +358 50 346 0868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Managers' transactions, April 3, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

Raute Corporation - Managers' transactions - Myyryläinen Jari

____________________________________________

Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Myyryläinen, Jari

Position: Other senior manager

Issuer: Raute Corporation

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 743700G00629V99PE435_20240402111118_3

____________________________________________

Transaction date: 2024-04-02

Venue not applicable

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of the transaction: RECEIPT OF A SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE

Transaction details

(1): Volume: 106 Unit price: 0.00 EUR

Aggregated transactions

(1): Volume: 106 Volume weighted average price: 0.00 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Managers' transactions, April 3, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

Raute Corporation - Managers' transactions - Roivainen Jani

____________________________________________

Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Roivainen, Jani

Position: Other senior manager

Issuer: Raute Corporation

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 743700G00629V99PE435_20240402111118_4

____________________________________________

Transaction date: 2024-04-02

Venue not applicable

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of the transaction: RECEIPT OF A SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE

Transaction details

(1): Volume: 232 Unit price: 0.00 EUR

Aggregated transactions

(1): Volume: 232 Volume weighted average price: 0.00 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Managers' transactions, April 3, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

Raute Corporation - Managers' transactions - Saariaho Mika

____________________________________________

Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Saariaho, Mika

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Issuer: Raute Corporation

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 743700G00629V99PE435_20240402111118_5

____________________________________________

Transaction date: 2024-04-02

Venue not applicable

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of the transaction: RECEIPT OF A SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE

Transaction details

(1): Volume: 277 Unit price: 0.00 EUR

Aggregated transactions

(1): Volume: 277 Volume weighted average price: 0.00 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Managers' transactions, April 3, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

Raute Corporation - Managers' transactions - Bossuyt Kurt

____________________________________________

Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Bossuyt, Kurt

Position: Other senior manager

Issuer: Raute Corporation

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 743700G00629V99PE435_20240402111118_2

____________________________________________

Transaction date: 2024-04-02

Venue not applicable

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of the transaction: RECEIPT OF A SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE

Transaction details

(1): Volume: 206 Unit price: 0.00 EUR

Aggregated transactions

(1): Volume: 206 Volume weighted average price: 0.00 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 3 APRIL 2024 AT 10.45 A.M.
Charges pressed against a member of the Board of Directors of Raute in a Ramirent Oyj related matter
According to the information that Raute Corporation has received today, the public prosecutor has decided to press charges related to suspected securities markets offences against Laura Raitio, who is a member of the Board at Raute Corporation. Charges have been pressed against several persons. Laura Raitio was a member of the Board at Ramirent Oyj during the period referred in the charges, in 2019. According to the information that Raute Corporation has received, Laura Raitio denies the accusation of the prosecutor.

The matter does not relate to Raute Corporation. The charges do not have an effect on the work of the Raute Board. The company monitors the progress of the proceedings and revisits the topic latest when the outcome of the proceedings has been determined. 

RAUTE CORPORATION

Corporate Communications

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Raute Corporation, Manager's transactions, March 18, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

Raute Corporation - Manager's transactions - Saariaho Mika

____________________________________________

Person subject to the notification requirement

Name: Saariaho, Mika Petteri

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Issuer: Raute Corporation

LEI: 743700G00629V99PE435

Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION

Reference number: 743700G00629V99PE435_20240318093343_1

____________________________________________

Transaction date: 2024-03-15

Venue not applicable

Instrument type: SHARE

ISIN: FI0009004741

Nature of the transaction: RECEIPT OF A SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE

Transaction details

(1): Volume: 4386 Unit price: 0.00 EUR

Aggregated transactions

(1): Volume: 4386 Volume weighted average price: 0.00 EUR

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 8 MARCH 2024 AT 11.45 A.M.
RAUTE'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2023 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED
Raute Corporation has published its Annual Report 2023 in Finnish and English. The Annual Report contains a summary of the company's main events in 2023, a reviews by the President and CEO and for sustainability.

The report is attached to this release as pdf file and is also available on the company's website at www.raute.com > Investors > Financial Information > Result Center.

Raute's year 2023 financial statements and other reports have been published on February 22, 2024, and they are available in the same place on the company's website.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Mr. Ville Halttunen, CFO, tel. +358 50 3460868

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

RAUTE CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 8 MARCH 2024 AT 10.30 A.M.
NOTICE OF RAUTE CORPORATION'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Raute Corporation's shareholders are invited to attend the company's Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, April4, 2024, at 6:00p.m. at Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu7, Lahti, Finland. The reception of the registered participants will begin at 5:00p.m.

Shareholders who have registered for the Annual General Meeting have the option to follow the Annual General Meeting online. It is not possible to ask questions, make counter-proposals, otherwise address the meeting or vote via the online stream. Following the meeting via the online stream is not considered participation in the Annual General Meeting or exercise of shareholder rights.

Shareholders have the opportunity to pose questions in advance concerning matters on the meeting's agenda.

More detailed instructions for shareholders can be found in this notice under sectionC. Instructions for those attending the Annual General Meeting.

A. MATTERS ON THE AGENDA OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

At the Annual General Meeting, the following matters will be considered:
1. Opening of the meeting
2. Calling the meeting to order
3. Election of persons to scrutinise the minutes and to supervise the counting of votes
4. Recording the legality of the meeting
5. Recording the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes
6. Presentation of the Financial Statements, Consolidated Financial Statements, Board of Directors' Report and Auditor's Report for the financial year January1−December31, 2023

- Presentation of the review by the President and CEO

- Answers to questions posed in advance (to the extent possible)

The Financial Statements, the Board of Directors' Report and the Auditor's Report are available on the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/.

7. Adoption of the Financial Statements and the Consolidated Financial Statements

8. Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the distribution of dividend

The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend of EUR0.10 per share be distributed for the financial year January 1−December 31, 2023. The dividend shall be distributed to shareholders who, on the record date for dividend distribution, April8, 2024, are registered in the shareholders' register of the company maintained by Euroclear FinlandOy. The Board of Directors proposes that the dividend be paid on April18, 2024.

9. Resolution on discharging the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability for the financial year January1−December31, 2023

10. Advisory resolution on the adoption of the remuneration report for governing bodies

The Board of Directors proposes the approval of the remuneration report for governing bodies. Pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act, the resolution of the Annual General Meeting is advisory.

The remuneration report for governing bodies is available on the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/.

11. Consideration of the remuneration policy for governing bodies

The Board of Directors presents the remuneration policy for governing bodies for consideration at the Annual General Meeting. Pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act, the resolution of the Annual General Meeting is advisory.

The remuneration policy for governing bodies is attached to this notice as Appendix1 and available on the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/.

12. Resolution on the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors

The Shareholders' Nomination Board proposes that the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors would be EUR 48,000 for the Chair of the Board of Directors and EUR 24,000 for the term of office for the members of the Board of Directors as before. If the Board of Directors were to establish separate Board committees, the following remuneration is proposed for committee work:

- Meeting fee for committee work to the Chair of the Audit Committee EUR 1000 per meeting,

- The meeting fee for the chair of other possible committees and committee members is EUR 500 per meeting.

Reimbursement of expenses shall be paid in accordance with the company's current travel policy.

13. Resolution on the number of members on the Board of Directors

The Shareholders' Nomination Board proposes that the company's Board of Directors consists of seven members.

14. Election of the members of the Board of Directors

The Shareholders' Nomination Board proposes thatLaura Raitio, Licentiate of Science (Technology), continues as the Chair of the Board of Directors andJoni Bask, M.Sc.(Tech.), be elected as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. It is proposed thatAri Harmaala, Engineer (Construction Technology), andAri Piik, B.Sc.(Econ.), be re-elected as members of the Board of Directors.

In addition, the Nomination Board proposes thatMikko Kettunen,Julius Manni andJenni Virnes be elected as new members of the Board of Directors.

All candidates have given their consent to the positions.

Proposed new members are presented on the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/.

15. Resolution on the remuneration payable to the auditor

The Board of Directors proposes that the auditor's remuneration be paid on the basis of invoice as approved by the company.

16. Election of the auditor
The Board of Directors proposes that the audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopersOy be re-elected as the company's auditor, with Authorised Public Accountant (KHT) Mikko Nieminen as the principal auditor.

17. Resolution on the remuneration payable to the sustainability auditor

The Board of Directors proposes that the sustainability auditor's remuneration be paid on the basis of invoice as approved by the company.

18. Election of the sustainability auditor

The Board of Directors proposes that Authorised Sustainability Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy be elected as the company's sustainability auditor with Authorised Sustainability Auditor (KRT) Mikko Nieminen as the sustainability auditor with principal responsibility.

19. Authorising the Board of Directors to resolve on the acquisition of own shares
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorise the Board to resolve on the repurchase of a maximum of 600,000 of Raute Corporation's shares using assets from the company's non-restricted equity, which would lead to a decrease in the company's distributable funds.

The authorisation would entitle the Board to acquire the company's shares to be used for the development of the company's capital structure, as consideration for funding or carrying out any acquisitions or other arrangements, or to be otherwise disposed of or cancelled.
The purchase consideration paid for shares purchased by virtue of the authorisation shall be based on the price of the company's share in public trading such that the minimum price of acquired shares is the lowest market price quoted in public trading during the term of validity of the authorisation and, correspondingly, the maximum price is the highest market price quoted in public trading during the term of validity of the authorisation.
The authorisation includes the right to acquire shares in a directed manner, i.e., not in proportion to the holdings of the shareholders. A directed repurchase of the company's own shares can take place, for example, by acquiring shares in public trading on markets where, according to the regulations, the company is permitted to engage in the trade of its own shares. Repurchasing shares in public trading as mentioned above, or otherwise in a directed manner, requires that the company has a weighty financial reason to do so.
The Board of Directors is authorised to decide on other terms and conditions related to share repurchases.
This authorisation shall replace the authorisation granted by the Annual General Meeting of March30, 2023, and is effective until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, or at the most for 18months following the decision of the Annual General Meeting.
20. Authorising the Board of Directors to resolve on a share issue and the issuance of special rights entitling to shares

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorise the Board to resolve on an issue of Raute Corporation's shares and the issuance of special rights entitling to shares referred to in chapter10, section1 of the Finnish Companies Act in one or several instalments. The Board of Directors is authorised to resolve on all conditions of the share issue or the issuance of special rights, including the recipients and the sum of possible consideration to be paid.

The Board of Directors may, by virtue of the authorisation, resolve to issue either new shares or treasury shares held by the company. The aggregate maximum number of shares that can be issued is 600,000 shares. Any shares to be issued based on special rights entitling to shares are included in the above-mentioned aggregate number of shares.

The Board of Directors proposes that the authorisation include the right to deviate from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights, provided that the company has a weighty financial reason to do so. A directed share issue may be without payment only if a weighty financial reason exists in terms of the company, while taking into account the interests of all the shareholders. The authorisation can be used, with the restrictions presented above, to fund or carry out acquisitions or other arrangements or for other purposes decided by the Board of Directors.

The authorisation is effective until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, or at the most for 18months following the resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

21. Closing the meeting
B. DOCUMENTS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The aforementioned proposals for resolution on the matters on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting, the remuneration report, the remuneration policy, this notice of the Annual General Meeting and the company's Financial Statements, the Board of Directors' Report and the Auditor's Report are available on Raute's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/. The proposals for resolution and other above-mentioned documents will also be available at the Annual General Meeting. The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on the above-mentioned website by April18, 2024 at the latest.
C. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1. The right to participate and registration
To be entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting, shareholders must be registered in the shareholders' register of the company maintained by Euroclear FinlandOy on March21, 2024. A shareholder whose shares are registered in his or her personal Finnish book-entry account is registered in the shareholders' register of the company.

Registration for the Annual General Meeting will begin at 9:00a.m. on March11, 2024. A shareholder registered in the shareholders' register who wishes to participate in the Annual General Meeting must register for the meeting no later than by 4:00p.m. on March28, 2024. The registration must be received before the end of the registration period. Registration for the meeting can take place:

-        online via the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/,

-        by mail to Innovatics Ltd, Annual General Meeting / Raute Corporation, Ratamestarinkatu 13 A, 00520Helsinki, Finland,

-        by email to agm@innovatics.fi,or

-        by calling at +35810 2818 909 on business days between 9:00a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 1:00p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Online registration requires strong electronic identification by the shareholder or the shareholder's legal representative or proxy representative using Finnish or Swedish online banking credentials or a mobile certificate.

In connection with the registration, the shareholder is required to provide the requested personal information, such as the shareholder's name, date of birth or businessID, address, telephone number and email address as well as the name of a proxy representative or assistant, if any, and the date of birth of the proxy representative. The personal data disclosed to Raute Corporation or InnovaticsLtd by shareholders is only used in connection with the General Meeting and the processing of related necessary registrations.
Shareholders, or their representatives or proxy representatives, must be able to prove their identity and/or their right to represent a shareholder at the meeting venue if required.

Additional information on online registration is available by telephone during the registration period of the General Meeting by calling InnovaticsLtd at +358102818909 on business days between 9:00a.m. and 12:00noon and between 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m.
2. Holders of nominee-registered shares
Holders of nominee-registered shares are entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting by virtue of the shares based on which they would have the right to be registered in the shareholders' register maintained by Euroclear FinlandOy on the record date of the Annual General Meeting, March21, 2024. In addition, participation requires that the shareholder is, by virtue of these shares, temporarily registered into the shareholders' register maintained by Euroclear FinlandOy no later than by 10:00a.m. on March28, 2024. For nominee-registered shares, this constitutes registration for the Annual General Meeting. Changes in shareholding that take place after the record date of the Annual General Meeting do not affect the right to participate in the meeting or the number of votes held by the shareholder.

Holders of nominee-registered shares are invited to request the necessary instructions concerning temporary registration into the shareholders' register, the issuing of proxy documents and voting instructions, and registration for the meeting well in advance from their custodian banks. The account manager of the custodian bank shall temporarily register the holder of nominee-registered shares who wishes to attend the Annual General Meeting into the shareholders' register of the company at the latest by the time specified above. Additional information is also available on the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/.

Taking into account any voting instructions issued by a holder of nominee-registered shares at the meeting requires that the shareholder has duly registered for the Annual General Meeting and that the shareholder is present at the meeting either in person or by way of proxy representation.

3. Use of proxy representatives and proxy documents
Shareholders are entitled to participate in and exercise their rights as shareholders at the Annual General Meeting through proxy representatives. Proxy representatives must present a dated proxy document or otherwise be able to reliably show that they are entitled to act in this capacity on behalf of a shareholder. The form Proxy Document for a General Meeting is available on the company's website at www.raute.com/investors/governance/general-meetings/annual-2024/. If a shareholder is represented in the Annual General Meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares in different securities accounts, notification of the shares based on which the proxies represent the shareholder must be given in connection with registration.

The proxy documents, if any, are requested to be delivered primarily as attachments in connection with online registration, or alternatively by post to the address Innovatics Ltd, Annual General Meeting / RauteCorporation, Ratamestarinkatu 13 A, 00520Helsinki, Finland, or by email to agm@innovatics.fibefore the end of the registration period. In addition to delivering the proxy documents, a shareholder or his or her representative shall register for the Annual General Meeting in the manner described above in this notice.

The right of representation can be proven by using the Suomi.fi e-Authorizations service available in the online registration service.

4. Following the Annual General Meeting via online stream.

Shareholders who have registered for the Annual General Meeting but are not attending the meeting in person have the opportunity to follow the meeting in real time via an online stream. The speeches of the Chair of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO, as well as presentation material related to the other matters to be considered at the meeting will be recorded. It is not possible to request to take the floor or vote via the online stream. A link to the online stream and detailed instructions for following the meeting will be sent via email before the meeting to shareholders who have registered for the meeting.

5. Other instructions and information

The meeting will be held in Finnish.

Shareholders have the opportunity to pose questions in advance concerning matters on the meeting's agenda. Questions should be sent via email to ir@raute.com,and they must arrive no later than by 10:00a.m. on March25, 2024. Any questions posed in advance are not questions under the Finnish Companies Act, and posing such questions does not mean using the shareholder's right to request information under the Finnish Companies Act. The company will, to the extent possible, try to answer the questions posed in advance at the meeting.

Pursuant to chapter5, section25 of the Finnish Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the Annual General Meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting.

On the date of this notice, March8, 2024, the total number of shares in Raute Corporation is 6,122,679, representing an equal number of votes. 
Lahti, March8, 2024
RAUTE CORPORATION
Board of Directors

Appendices:
Appendix 1Remuneration policy for governing bodies

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Laura Raitio, Chair of the Board of Directors, mobile number +358 50 386 0004

DISTRIBUTION:
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, main media, www.raute.com

RAUTE IN BRIEF - Making Wood Matter
Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. Our technologies cover different production processes with supporting digital and analytics solutions for engineered wood products. Additionally, we offer full-scale service concept ranging from spare parts to regular maintenance and modernizations. Our innovative hardware and software solutions are designed to support our customers' efficient consumption of natural resources. In mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Raute's head office and main production is located in Lahti, Finland. The company's other production plants are located in Kajaani, Finland, the Vancouver area of Canada, Changzhou, China, and in Pullman, WA, USA. Raute's net sales in 2023 were EUR 145.4 million. The Group's headcount at the end of 2023 was 754. More information about the company can be found at www.raute.com.

Shareholders Date % of Shares % of Votes
Sundholm Göran Wilhelm 30.06.2024 12.4% 12.4%
Laakkonen Mikko Kalervo 30.06.2024 2.8% 2.8%
eQ Finland Investment Fund 30.06.2024 2.2% 2.2%
Mandatum Life Insurance Company Ltd. 30.06.2024 2.2% 2.2%
Stephen Industries Inc Oy 30.06.2024 2.1% 2.1%
Suominen Pekka Matias 30.06.2024 1.9% 1.9%
Siivonen Osku Pekka 30.06.2024 1.8% 1.8%
eQ Nordic Small Cap Mutual Fund 30.06.2024 1.7% 1.7%
Kirmo Kaisa Marketta 30.06.2024 1.7% 1.7%
Mustakallio Mika Tapani 30.06.2024 1.7% 1.7%

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Company Facts

CEO Mika Saariaho
CFO Ville Halttunen
Market cap (EURm) 82
Industry Machinery
Ticker RAUTE

Guidance

Raute’s 2024 revenue is expected to be between EUR 185-210m and comparable EBITDA in the range of EUR 13-17m

Financial targets

Net sales of EUR 250m (including both organic and inorganic growth) for 2028, Services and Analyzers relative share of net sales 40%, comparable EBITDA margin 12% on average over cycle

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