UPM-Kymmene combines divisional organization

UPM-Kymmene combines its Magazine and Newspaper Divisions to form a new Publication Papers Division. With this change UPM-Kymmene is developing its organisation to meet the needs of its global operations. Ismo Lepola, M. Sc (Eng.), aged 58, has been appointed President of the new division.
Pentti Arvela, M.Sc (Eng.), aged 55, who has been responsible for the newsprint operations, will be involved full-time in the integration core team responsible for the merger of UPM-Kymmene and Champion International. His main area of responsibility will be the integration of the paper divisions.
Other organizational changes resulting from this decision will be handled in connection with the merger integration process.