Uponor closes Canadian manufacturing facility

Stock Exchange release                                                          
10 September 2008 19:00                                                         

Uponor closes Canadian manufacturing facility                                   
Uponor announced today a decision to close its Canadian manufacturing facility  
in Saint John, New Brunswick, effective 10 Sept. 2008. The closing is part of   
the initiative to reduce costs and align expenses to the low activity level in  
the building and construction industry. On 12 August, Uponor announced a global 
programme that targets structural cost reductions in the range of EUR 30        
million, effective in 2009. The planned actions are likely to affect more than  
200 employees corporate-wide.                                                   

Approximately 80 employees are influenced by the closure in St. John. Uponor is 
working with them during this transition by offering outplacement services and  
severance packages. There will be new recruitments in the Apple Valley,         
Minnesota factory later on, which will somewhat impact the total personnel      

Closing the St. John facility allows Uponor to improve the overall operational  
effectiveness in response to the marketplace. Despite the difficult economic    
environment, Uponor is also taking advantage of opportunities and actively      
focusing on its strategic growth initiatives in North America, such as new      
product development, investments in the Apple Valley manufacturing facility, and
new distribution centre.                                                        

For more information, please contact:                                           
Jan Lång, President and CEO, tel. +358-20-129 2822                              
Jyri Luomakoski, CFO and deputy CEO, tel. +358-40-5154498                       

Uponor Corporation

Tarmo Anttila                                                                   
Vice President, Communications                                                  
Tel. +358 (0)20 129 2852                                                        

OMX Nordic Exchange - Helsinki                                                  

Uponor is a leading supplier of plumbing and heating systems for the residential
and commercial building markets across Europe and North America, and a market   
leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic countries.        
Uponor's key applications include floor heating and plumbing systems. The Group 
employs 4,250* persons globally. In 2007, Uponor's net sales (pro forma*)       
totalled 1,050 million euros, returning an operating profit of                  
12.9*%. Uponor Corporation is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki,    
Finland. Http://www.uponor.com.                                                 
*) Does not include the Infrastructure business in the UK and Ireland divested  
in June.