YIT CORPORATION      INVESTOR NEWS     FEB. 8, 2008 at 08.10                  


YIT Corporation shareholders representing more than 20% of the company's shares 
and votes will propose to YIT's Annual General Meeting, which will be held on   
March 13, 2008, that the following persons be elected to the Board of Directors:
as Chairman Reino Hanhinen, M.Sc. (Eng.), as Vice Chairman Eino Halonen, M.Sc.  
(Econ.), and as members, Kim Gran, President and CEO, Antti Herlin, Chairman of 
Board of Directors, and Teuvo Salminen, Deputy CEO. All the nominees have given 
their consent.                                                                  

With the exception of Kim Gran, the nominees are currently members of YIT's     
Board of Directors.                                                             

Kim Gran, M.Sc. (Econ.) (53) has acted as President and CEO of Nokian Tyres plc 
since 2000. Prior to that he has served as Vice President of Nokian Tyres       
1995-2000 and in UK as Managing Director of Pechiney Cebal 1992-1995 and as     
Plant Director of Cebal-Printal 1988-1995.                                      

The presentation of persons proposed for YIT Corporation's Board of Directors   
can be found at the company's website www.yitgroup.com.                         

For additional information, contact:                                            
Reino Hanhinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, YIT Corporation, tel. +358  
20 433 2453                                                                     

YIT CORPORATION                                                                 

Juha Kostiainen                                                                 
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Business Development 

Distribution: OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, principal media, www.yitgroup.com