Hans Sohlström appointed President and CEO of Rettig Group

UPM-Kymmene Corporation        Stock Exchange Release            2 May 2012     at 9.30 EET

Hans Sohlström, Executive Vice President for Corporate Relations and Development and member of UPM’s Group Executive Team, will leave UPM in order to assume the position of President and CEO in a Finnish family- owned company Rettig Group, as of 1 August 2012.

”Hans’s contribution in building our corporate stakeholder relations has been extremely successful. He has had a result oriented and business minded approach in the issues at hand. We all at UPM wish him all the best in his future responsibilities,” says Jussi Pesonen, UPM’s President and CEO.

Hans Sohlström will continue business as usual in UPM until the end of July 2012.

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Information of UPM Executive Team members on Group’s web site at: http://www.upm.com/EN/ABOUT-UPM/Our-Company/Management/Executive_Board_and_Executive_Team/Pages/default.aspx

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