Fortum longstanding executive Tapio Kuula passes away


Member of the Board of Directors of Fortum Corporation Tapio Kuula has passed
away after a long illness. Kuula served on Fortum's management team as of 1997
and as President and CEO of the company in 2009-2015. In 2015 Fortum's Annual
General Meeting elected Tapio Kuula on the Board of Directors.

"Tapio Kuula was a prominent figure in the energy industry and leader who
renewed Fortum. Under his direction Fortum grew into one of the leading power
and heat companies in the Nordic countries and in the
neighbouring areas, as well as into a successful actor in the rapidly
developing Russian energy market", says Sari Baldauf, Chairman of the Board of
Fortum Corporation. "We remember Tapio Kuula as a respected and beloved leader
and colleague. On behalf of the whole company, I would like to express our
deepest condolences to his family."

Tapio Kuula was born in 1957. He held Master of Science degrees in both
engineering and economics.

Fortum Corporation

Sari Baldauf
Chairman of the Board

Further information:

Secretary to the Board of Directors, General Counsel Sirpa-Helena Sormunen tel.
+358 10 452 5350

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