VV-Auto Group Oy to acquire total ownership of Turun VV-Auto Oy

In accordance with the earlier agreement, VV-Auto Group Oy will acquire Pirkko Keskinen's 40 percent minority interest in Turun VV-Auto Oy on 31 December 2006.

Relating to the acquisition, Lauri Halminen, M. Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed Managing Director of Turun VV-Auto Oy with effect from 1 December 2006. Lauri Halminen will also continue acting as the Managing Director of VV-Autotalot Oy.

The present Marketing Director Sami Kivi, Business College Graduate, has been appointed Director of the Turun VV-Auto Oy outlet with effect from 1 December 2006. Turun VV-Auto Oy's present Managing Director Pirkko Keskinen, B. Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.), will transfer to the Turun VV-Auto Oy Board of Directors with effect from the same date.

Further information:

President Pekka Lahti, VV-Auto Group Oy, tel. +358 50 383 7663

Managing Director Pirkko Keskinen, Turun VV-Auto Oy, tel. +358 500 824 720

VV-Auto Group Oy, owned by Kesko Corporation, imports Volkswagen, Audi and Seat passenger cars and Volkswagen commercial vehicles. Turun VV-Auto Oy and VV-Autotalot Oy are VV-Auto Group Oy subsidiaries engaging in retailing. In 2005, Turun VV-Auto Oy's net sales were about €62 million. Turun VV-Auto Oy employs about 90 people.


Kesko is the most versatile provider of trading sector services in the Baltic Sea area. In close cooperation with retailers and other partners Kesko produces retail and wholesale services that are highly valued by customers. Kesko operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.

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