Hans Sohlström appointed UPM's Executive Vice President, Business Development Biofuels and Biochemicals

(UPM, Helsinki, May, 23, 2007 at 11.30) – Mr. Hans Sohlström, M.Sc. (Eng.) and M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed to the newly created post of Executive Vice President, Business Development Biofuels and Biochemicals as of today.

Earlier Mr Sohlström served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Paper Divisions. He continues to report to Mr Jussi Pesonen, CEO and President as a member of UPM's Executive Team. UPM's biofuels development team, headed by Director Petri Kukkonen, will report to Mr Sohlström.