Antti Lehtonen to resign from Componenta's Board of Directors

Antti Lehtonen to resign from Componenta's Board of Directors Antti Lehtonen is resigning from the Board of Directors of Componenta Corporation as from 30 September 2002. He will continue in the service of Componenta Corporation, however, being responsible for the business units outside the core business and looking after Componenta's interests in the main associated companies. Mr Lehtonen will not be replaced on the Componenta Board. The Board Directors are Olli Reenpää (Chairman), Heikki Bergholm, Heikki Lehtonen and Juhani Mäkinen. Mr Lehtonen has acquired the business operations of Componenta Traryd AB from Componenta Group in an MBO together with other members of Traryd's management. Componenta will continue to participate in Traryd's operations as a financier. Helsinki, 26 September 2002 COMPONENTA CORPORATION Heikki Lehtonen President and CEO FURTHER INFORMATION: Heikki Lehtonen President and CEO tel. +358 9 225 021 Sirpa Koskinen CFO tel. +358 9 225 021 [REMOVED GRAPHICS] Componenta is a metal sector company with international operations and production plants located in Finland and Sweden. The company's net sales exceed EUR 194 million and the group employs about 1,750 people. Componenta's shares are quoted on the Main List of the Helsinki Exchanges. The group's customers operate in the heavy truck, power and transmission, machine building and off-road industries. Componenta specializes in supplying ready-to-install cast, geared and machined components directly to the customer's assembly line. Componenta Corporation World Trade Center Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu 17 P.O. Box 1132, FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland Tel. +358 9 225 021 Fax +358 9 2250 2721 http://www.componenta.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/26/20020926BIT00540/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/26/20020926BIT00540/wkr0002.pdf

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