Finnlines' results affected by disturbances

Finnlines Plc’s first 3 months’ result before taxes will be negative mainly due to unexpected stevedoring strikes, very hard ice conditions in the Baltic sea and the increase of oil prices.

In the outlook given by the Finnlines Board together with the 2010 result, it was stated that “based on the expected market development and the state of the Company the Board of Directors expects improved result in 2011”. This whole year outlook will not be changed despite the disappointing first quarter result.