Esa Kaikkonen appointed Executive Vice President of Metsä Group’s wood products industry

Metsä Group Stock Exchange Release 5 February 2013 at 10.00 am EET

Esa Kaikkonen, LLM, (43) has been appointed Executive Vice President of Metsä Wood and member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team as of 5 February 2013.

Kaikkonen has worked as Metsä Group’s Legal Counsel since 2003, and he has been a member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team since 2008. He reports to Kari Jordan, Metsä Group's President and CEO.

Timo Karinen, former EVP of Metsä Wood, has decided to pursue his career outside Metsä Group.

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Further information:
Anneli Karhula, SVP, Human Resources, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4174

Reeta Kaukiainen, SVP, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541, +358 50 522 0924

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products are part of people’s everyday life and promote sustainable well-being. Metsä Group produces high-quality products mainly from renewable Nordic wood and wood fibre. The Group’s business areas are tissue and cooking papers, board and paper, pulp, wood products as well as wood supply. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.3 billion in 2011, and it employs approximately 12,500 people. The Group is present in some 30 countries.

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Metsä Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2017, and it employs approximately 9,100 people. The Group operates in nearly 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.