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Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. to partner with Ponsse North America, Inc.

PONSSE OYJ   STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE   12 May 2006, 12:00 a.m.

Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. to partner with Ponsse North America, Inc.

United States, Finland - May, 2006 - Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. and Ponsse North
America, Inc. have agreed to co-operate in the North East United States to
distribute the PONSSE timber harvesting equipment and processing heads to help
customers throughout New England accomplish their timber harvesting tasks in a
productive, cost-efficient manner. Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. is a highly respected
supplier of forest machinery in its area, having over 75 years of experience in
the forest industry, representing companies like Timberjack since the 1960s.

Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. began in 1929 as the Portland Tractor Company in
Portland, Maine. Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. is now one of the largest Volvo dealers
in New England. They represent multiple lines of leading manufacturers in the
industry and the company has from Maine to Connecticut five full service and
sales facilities. Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. has become uniquely positioned to
provide a selection of the best equipment available anywhere with support
unsurpassed in the industry it serves.

"This agreement is part of Ponsse’s strategy to expand its distribution network
through independent companies with a strong presence amongst the area’s forest
industry. The cut-to-length harvesting method will become even more commonly
used in mechanized timber harvesting in the area. The annual cut in Chadwick-
BaRoss´ operating area is about 20 million cubic metres. Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc´s
strength is in its solid experience in sales and servicing forest machinery.
Our new partner has a strong service network for securing customers’ effective
use of forest machinery. The arrangement will strengthen Ponsse's market
position in North America," says Ponsse Oyj´s President and CEO Arto Tiitinen.

Vieremä, 12 May 2006


Arto Tiitinen
President and CEO

Arto Tiitinen, President and CEO, Ponsse Oyj
tel. +358 400 566 875

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