Published: 2009-09-04 19:27:12 CEST
Tallink Grupp
Company Announcement
Statistics for August 2009 and 4th quarter of 2008/2009 financial year
In the fourth quarter of the 2008/2009 financial year (June-August) AS Tallink 

Grupp transported 2 701 575 passengers which is 14,3% increase compared to
the
previous year. The number of trucks and trailers decreased by 21,9% to 58
634
units in the fourth quarter. 

In August 2009 AS Tallink Grupp
transported 851 919 passengers which is 9%      
increase compared to August
2008. Passenger volumes and market shares increased 
in all of our main
routes.                                                      

AS Tallink
Grupp's passenger, cargo unit and passenger car numbers for August   
2009 and
fourth quarter of the financial year were the following:              
     

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|            |   2009    |   2008   |       |  Quarter  | 2007/2008  |      
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Passengers |   851 919 |  782 921 |  8,8% | 2 701 575 |  2 362 718 |   14,3%
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Finland    |   315 159 |  309 572 |  1,8% | 1 045 175 |    969 803 |    7,8%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Estonia-   |   360 746 |  301 072 | 19,8% | 1 104 713 |    919 185 |   20,2%
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| Finland    |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Estonia-   |    87 531 |   86 449 |  1,3% |   284 860 |    262 509 |    8,5%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Latvia-    |    74 101 |   63 819 | 16,1% |   222 591 |    145 552 |   52,9%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Finland-   |    14 382 |   22 009 | -34,7 |    44 236 |     65 669 |  -32,6%
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| Germany    |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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Cargo      |    19 368 |   24 351 | -20,5 |    58 634 |     75 117 |  -21,9%
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| Units      |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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Finland-   |     6 838 |    7 344 | -6,9% |    19 742 |     22 848 |  -13,6%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Estonia-   |     7 519 |    9 230 | -18,5 |    23 128 |     28 543 |  -19,0%
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| Finland    |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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Estonia-   |     2 324 |    3 901 | -40,4 |     7 187 |     11 558 |  -37,8%
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| Sweden     |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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Latvia-    |       970 |    1 135 | -14,5 |     2 942 |      3 411 |  -13,7%
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| Sweden     |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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Finland-   |     1 717 |    2 741 | -37,4 |     5 635 |      8 757 |  -35,7%
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| Germany    |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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Passenger  |   105 873 |   84 710 | 25,0% |   333 587 |    263 847 |   26,4%
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| Vehicles   |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Finland-   |    25 165 |   20 679 | 21,7% |    88 643 |     74 547 |   18,9%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Estonia-   |    59 512 |   42 768 | 39,2% |   182 216 |    128 077 |   42,3%
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| Finland    |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Estonia-   |     7 190 |    6 762 |  6,3% |    22 158 |     20 696 |    7,1%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Latvia-    |     9 577 |    7 697 | 24,4% |    27 121 |     20 012 |   35,5%
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| Sweden     |           |          |       |           |            |      
 
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Finland-   |     4 429 |    6 804 | -34,9 |    13 449 |     20 515 |  -34,4%
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| Germany    |           |          |     % |           |            |      
 
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The
following operational factors influenced the development.                  


ESTONIA-FINLAND                                                            
    

From September 2008 the Superfast vessels stopped crusising daily      
        
Tallinn-Helsinki roundtrip.                                          
          

ESTONIA-SWEDEN                                                   
              

New cruise ferry Baltic Queen started operations in 24 April
2009 and replaced  
smaller MS Romantika which moved to Riga-Stockholm route. 
                     

LATVIA-SWEDEN                                         
                         

In May 2009 cruise ferry Romantika replaced
smaller M/S Regina Baltica.         
                                         
                                      
FINLAND-GERMANY                        
                                        

The operations in the route are
continued with the two vessels instead of three 
as Superfast IX has stopped
from September 2008 and is employed in the long-term
charter.                 
                                                      



Janek Stalmeister
                                                              
Financial
Director                                                              
AS
Tallink Grupp                                                               

Tel. +372 6409 800                                                           
  
e-mail: janek.stalmeister@tallink.ee
 


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