Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board

Finnair Plc                     Stock exchange release                     16 September 2016 at 11.00 am EET

The following persons have been appointed to Finnair's Shareholders' Nomination Board: Eero Heliövaara, Director General of the Government Ownership Steering Department, Prime Minister's Office (Chairman); Robin Backman, Portfolio Manager, KEVA; and Reima Rytsölä, Executive Vice-President, Investments, Varma. In addition, the Shareholders' Nomination Board includes Klaus Heinemann, Chairman of Finnair's Board of Directors.

According to the resolution by Finnair’s 2013 Annual General Meeting, the Shareholders' Nomination Board is a permanent body in Finnair's corporate governance and consists of four members who are appointed annually. The Company’s three largest shareholders are each entitled to appoint one member to the Nomination Board. The right to nominate is determined on the basis of the registered holdings in Finnair's shareholder register as of the first weekday in September. The fourth member is the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.

The purpose and task of the Nomination Board is to prepare and present a proposal to the Annual General Meeting on the number of the members of the Board of Directors, on the members of the Board of Directors as well as on their remuneration. In addition, the Nomination Board is responsible for identifying candidates as potential board members.

The now appointed Nomination Board will forward its proposals for the Annual General Meeting to Finnair's Board of Directors by 31 January 2017

Finnair Plc
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Further information:
Finnair communications, tel. +358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com

Distribution:
Nasdaq Helsinki
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Finnair is a network airline specialising in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Helsinki’s geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, since the fastest connections between many European destinations and Asian megacities fly over Finland. Finnair’s vision is to offer its passengers a unique Nordic experience, and its mission is to offer the smoothest, fastest connections in the northern hemisphere via Helsinki and the best network to the world from its home markets. Finnair is the only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking and a member of the one world alliance. In 2015, Finnair’s revenues amounted to EUR 2,255 million and it had a personnel of 4,800 at the year-end. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Finnair is specialised in flying between Europe and Asia via Helsinki. Finnair's strategy is based on the growing markets in Asia, the fastest connections between Europe and Asia, high-quality service, and cost-efficient, punctual operations. Founded in 1923, Finnair is one of the world's oldest continuously operating airlines. It is a member of oneworld, the leading airline alliance for quality-conscious business travelers.

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