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Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj Selects SAXOTECH Mediaware Center

Seinäjoki, Finland – June 11, 2009 - SAXOTECH wins a major contract with the Finnish media group Ilkka-Yhtymä for delivery of a the SAXOTECH Mediaware Center solution to support editorial content creation and workflow management to the nine newspapers in the group.

Ilkka-Yhtymä is a leading regional media company located in the central-western part of Finland, consisting of two large daily newspapers Ilkka in Seinäjoki and Pohjalainen in Vaasa and seven local and city newspapers.

The implementation of SAXOTECH’s Mediaware Center will provide a centralized resource and workflow management system for the newspaper's 150 editorial users who will rely on the solution for planning, creation and production. The fast implementation process will allow Ilkka and Pohjalainen to go-live in the beginning of October.

Ilkka-Yhtymä has great expectations for their new management solution. "SAXOTECH Editorial will give our newspapers a modern, simple, flexible and effective system for multi-channel publishing of news and information. The new editorial system will be our main platform within planning, information handling, content production and publishing. We plan to gain a more planned and uniform production with standardized workflows across our own publications and also we see that with SAXOTECH we can speed up development of content-level co-operations between Finnish newspapers.” said Mr. Ari Monni, director of development and IT, Ilkka-Yhtymä OyJ.

SAXOTECH has a major market share in the Scandinavian media market. This new contract with Ilkka-Yhtymä will be an important starting point for SAXOTECH´s activities in Finland with the ambition to serve many Finnish newspapers in the coming years.

“It has been a pleasure working with Ilkka-Yhtymä during the system evaluation process. The solution will help Ilkka-Yhtymä to reach their goal to produce and publish content in the most cost efficient way possible. We look forward to proceeding with the fast implementation project”, said Glenn Andersen, director EMEA, SAXOTECH A/S.

About Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä is a leading regional media group with activities in both print and online publishing. The group turnover is 55,34 M€ and profit is 13,5 M€. Ilkka-Yhtymä OyJ is listed in Nasdaq OMX Helsinki stock exchange

About SAXOTECH
SAXOTECH helps media companies address the changing behaviors of consumers by providing enterprise content management and monetization solutions for multi-channel publishing. Our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan, create, edit, design and publish for digital and print channels and are backed by world-class customer implementation, training, support and ongoing development. Today, SAXOTECH’s solutions are in use by more than 470 news organizations around the world.

SAXOTECH has European Headquarters in Aalborg, Denmark, with branches throughout Scandinavia with Worldwide Headquarters located in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. For additional information on SAXOTECH and our products visit our web site at www.saxotechonline.com.

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