Appointment at UPM Kymmene Converting Industry

Mikael Back, aged 59, M.Sc. (Eng.) has been appointed President of the Loparex Group as of October 1, 2003. Mikael Back is the current Managing Director of Walki Wisa GmbH in Germany.

The current President of the Loparex Group, Jussi Virkkunen, will retire as of the same date.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Corporate Communications
June 25, 2003