UPM Raflatac appoints new Area Sales Director for Mexico and Central America

(UPM Raflatac, Mexico City, April 3, 2018 at 17:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce that it has appointed Diddier Solano as its new Area Sales Director for Mexico and Central America. He will be based at the company's sales office at their slitting and distribution terminal in Mexico City; UPM Raflatac also operates a terminal in Guadalajara.

Solano joins UPM Raflatac from Zeller Plastik where he worked since early 2016, and prior to that he served in various roles at CCL Label, Avery Dennison and QUAD Graphics Mexico. He earned a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Tecnológica de México and his Master's in Business Administration from IPADE in Mexico City.

"I am honored to join UPM Raflatac. What really excites me about this company is their role in leading the labeling industry into a sustainable and innovation-driven future. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead as we expand our business in Mexico and Central America," Solano says.

"Widening customer reach around the world is a strategic growth target for UPM Raflatac and with Diddier's wealth of experience in the packaging and pressure-sensitive labeling industries, we are confident he will be able to lead our team in the region to aim higher than ever before," adds Linnea Keen, Vice President, Sales, North America, UPM Raflatac.

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For further information please contact:

Scott Sowers
Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac
Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 ET
tel. +1 828-275-7261
scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com

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UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com.

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