Nomination to Nokian Tyres' management team

Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release July 1, 2016 10.00 a.m. 

Nomination to Nokian Tyres' management team

Tarja Kaipio has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources and member of the management team of Nokian Tyres plc as of August 8, 2016. She will be responsible for human resources functions and will report to the President and CEO.

Kaipio will join Nokian Tyres from Metso Corporation where she was heading Human Resources in EMEA region, global employment and change projects. Previously she has had management positions in Posti Group and Nokia plc.

“Human resources has an important role in building the company's success. Tarja has strong expertise in human resources management and change management in global listed companies. Her extensive experience in HR strategy planning and competency development in international settings supports our company's growth and strategic goals,” says Ari Lehtoranta, President and CEO of Nokian Tyres.

The current HR Vice President Ville Nurmi will move outside the company. Nokian Tyres thanks Mr. Nurmi for all his efforts toward the company and the personnel.

Nokian Tyres plc

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Further information: Ari Lehtoranta, President and CEO, Tel: +358 10 401 7733

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer. The company promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. It supplies innovative tyres for cars, trucks and special heavy machinery mainly in areas with special challenges on tyre performance: snow, forests and harsh driving conditions in different seasons. Nokian Tyres’ product development is consistently aiming for sustainable solutions for safety and the environment, taking into account the whole life cycle of the tyre. A part of the Nokian Tyres group, the tyre chain Vianor has 1,475 outlets in 26 countries. In 2015 Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,400 employees and net sales of approximately 1,4 billion euros. Nokian Tyres’ share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information:

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tyres for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tyres. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tyre services. In 2017, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,600 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: