NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FINNISH SECURITIES MARKET ACT, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 10

12/19/2008, 9:35 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Elisa has received the following notice in accordance with Chapter 2,
Section 9 of the Finnish Securities Market Act:

1. Target company: Elisa Corporation (business identity
code:0116510-6)

2. Justification of the flagging announcement:

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (business identity code:
0533297-9) has today sold 16.000.000 Elisa's shares to the State of
Finland. After the deal Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company hold
less than 10 per cent of Elisa's shares and votes.

3. Date of change in holdings: 19 December, 2008


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | Number of | Percentage of | Percentage of |
| | shares | shares | voting rights |
|----------------------+------------+---------------+---------------|
| Shareholding before | | | |
| the change | 26,151,976 | 15.73 | 15.73 |
|----------------------+------------+---------------+---------------|
| Shareholding after | | | |
| the change | 10,151,976 | 6.10 | 6.10 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+


Total number of Elisa shares is 166,307,586 and each share carries
one voting right.

ELISA

Vesa Sahivirta
Director, IR and financial communication
+358 50 520 5555

Distribution:

OMX Helsinki Exchange
Major Media
www.elisa.com


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