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Terveystalo Plc: Terveystalo Chief Executive Yrjö Närhinen has decided to step down, board has initiated a search for a successor

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Terveystalo Plc, Stock Exchange Release 28 May 2019 at 09:00 EEST

Yrjö Närhinen (49), Chief Executive of Terveystalo Plc has decided to step down from his role. Board has initiated a search for a successor. Mr. Närhinen will continue in his role until replacement has been announced.

Mr. Närhinen comments: ”I have had the fortune of leading Terveystalo through major transformation. In less than 10 years we have 4 folded our turnover and more that 5 folded our profitability, become the most trusted brand, a preferred employer and largest private healthcare provider by network, sales and profitability. Seeing the development from a turnaround company to a growing, profitable quality leader in healthcare has been a fantastic journey and a true testament of the strength and talent of the organization. Terveystalo is among the most diverse workplaces in Finland and this diversity continues to provide for outstanding talent and results. I am extremely proud of all the people working at Terveystalo and of all that we have accomplished." 

Chairman of the Board, Mr. Kari Kauniskangas comments: ”Yrjö Närhinen has lead the company through a major transformation and created a world class quality leader in Healthcare. We want to thank Yrjö warmly on his leadership and well understand and support his personal decision to step down. The board is now fully engaged and focused on leading Terveystalo to its next stage. The search of a successor has been initiated. Yrjö has agreed to continue as a CEO until his successor is announced and will continue to support the company as needed.”

”Terveystalo is a company with very strong business fundaments and leading position in all relevant business segments we operate in, an excellent foundation for future growth. For me personally it is a natural time to step down, make room for new talent, and focus on next stage of my career”, comments Mr. Närhinen.

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Terveystalo in brief
Terveystalo is a listed company on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Terveystalo is the largest healthcare service company in Finland with net sales and network. The company offers versatile primary and secondary health care services for corporate and private customers and the public sector. The nationwide network covers approximately 260 locations across Finland, complemented by 24/7 digital services.

In 2018, Terveystalo had approximately 1.2 million individual customers and approximately 3.5 million doctor visits. Over 10,000 healthcare professionals work in Terveystalo, about half of whom are private practitioners. Terveystalo's services carry the Key Flag symbol and the company is a member of the Association for Finnish Work. www.terveystalo.com