UPM Business Group organisation starts to take form - Appointments in the Business Group Management

(UPM, Helsinki, 10 October, 2008) – UPM’s new organisation structure effective as of 1 December 2008 starts to take form and the following appointments within the Business Groups have been finalised.

UPM Paper Business Group

Mr Ruud van den Berg has been appointed Senior Vice President, Sales.
Mr Arto Lampinen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Operations.
Mr Bernd Eikens has been appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain.
Mr Martin Björnström has been appointed Head of Business Development.
Mr Pertti Salminen has been appointed Head of Asia Pacific Business Area.
Mr Martti Inkovaara has been appointed Business Controller.
Mr Daniel Schwab has been appointed Head of HR.
Ms Miia Närekorpi has been appointed Head of Business Group Communications.
Mr Sami Latva has been appointed Legal Counsel for the Business Group.

The persons mentioned above will form the Paper Business Group Management Team and in that role they will report to Mr Jyrki Ovaska, President of Paper Business Group.

UPM Energy and Pulp Business Group

Ms Anja Silvennoinen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Energy Business Area
Mr Jaakko Sarantola has been appointed Senior Vice President, Pulp Business Area
Mr Tuomo Visanko has been appointed Senior Vice President, Forest and Timber Business Area
Mr Petri Kukkonen has been appointed Director, Biofuels Business Area
Ms Anu Lassila-Lonka has been appointed Business Controller.
Ms Hilkka Hahlanterä has been appointed Head of HR.

The persons mentioned above will report in their Business Group role to Mr Tapio Korpeinen, President of Energy and Pulp Business Group.

UPM Engineered Materials Business Group

Mr Jouko Lähepelto has been appointed Senior Vice President, Americas and Asia Pacific, Labelstock Business Area.
Mr Tapio Kolunsarka has been appointed Senior Vice President, Europe, Labelstock Business Area.
Mr Erkka Repo has been appointed Business Controller in the Labelstock Business Area.
Mr Arto Juvonen will continue as Senior Vice President, Plywood Business Area.
Mr Christer Härkönen will continue as Senior Vice President, RFID Business Area.
Mr Markku Koivisto will continue as Director, Wood Plastic Composites Business Area (UPM ProFi).
Mr Sakari Toivonen has been appointed Head of HR.
Ms Elisa Nilsson has been appointed Head of Communications. Her primarily responsibility will be UPM Brand Management.
Mr Juha Virmavirta has been appointed Legal Counsel for the Business Group.

The above mentioned persons will report in their Business Group role to Mr Jussi Vanhanen, President of UPM Engineered Materials Business Group.