Two new appointments in Metsäliitto Group's Senior Management (16 January 2007)

Two appointments have been made in Metsäliitto Group's senior management.
Anneli Karhula, M.Sc., (51), has been appointed Group Senior Vice President,
Human Resources, as of March 1, 2007. She has previously been Director of Human
Resources for Metsäliitto Group's subsidiary Metsä-Botnia. 

Juha-Pekka Ollila, M.Sc., CISA, (43), has been appointed Group Senior Vice
President, Internal Audit, as of February 1, 2007. He has joined Metsäliitto
Group on January 2, 2007 as Senior Internal Auditor and previously worked in
PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an expert and internal auditor. 

Both Anneli Karhula and Juha-Pekka Ollila will report directly to the President
and CEO Kari Jordan. 

Four Group-level management appointments

As a result of the integration process of Metsäliitto Group's support
functions, the following management appointments have been made. Terhi
Koipijärvi, M.Sc. (For.), (39), has been appointed Group Vice President,
Environment and Corporate Responsibility. She has previously been Vice
President, Quality and Environment, Metsäliitto Cooperative. She will report to
Martin Lillandt, Senior Executive Vice President, Metsäliitto Group. 

Jarmo Toikka, BBA, (42), has been appointed Group Vice President, IT and Group
CIO. He has previously been Vice President and CIO for Metsäliitto Cooperative. 

Jukka Tuloisela, M.Sc (Econ.), (48), has been appointed Group Vice President,
Financial Control, Finance Shared Services. He is at present Vice President,
Financial Administration, in Metsäliitto Group's subsidiary M-real. 

Vesa Junes, B.Sc. (Econ.), (54) has been appointed Group Vice President, Risk
Management. He has previously held the same position at Metsäliitto Group's
subsidiary M-real. 

Jarmo Toikka, Jukka Tuloisela and Vesa Junes will report to Ilkka Pitkänen,
Group CFO. 
For more information: Lauri Peltola, Group CCO, tel. +358 50 570 5606

About Us

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.