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Changes in Suominen's Wiping business area and Corporate Executive Team

As of 3 December 2010, Petri Rolig, President and CEO of Suominen Corporation is responsible for Suominen's Wiping business area in addition to his other duties. General Managers of Codi Wipes and Nonwovens business units report to him. Paul-Erik Toivo, Vice President and General Manager of the Wiping business area, leaves the Group as from today.
M.Sc. (Eng), eMBA Juha Jokinen, 41, has been appointed as General Manager of Suominen's Nonwovens business unit located in Nakkila, Finland as of 3 December 2010. Previously he worked as Sales Director of Suominen Nonwovens. Before that Jokinen has held various international sales and business development related positions at Kemira GrowHow and Yara's Industrial division.

MBA Erik van Deursen, 42, has acted as General Manager of Suominen's Codi Wipes business unit located in the Netherlands from July 2010. Before that he has acted as Sales Director of Codi Wipes. Van Deursen joined Suominen from the position of Business Unit Director of brewer AB-InBev in September 2009.

Suominen's Board of Directors has decided that General Managers of the Wiping business area are also members of the Corporate Executive Team. Members of Suominen's Corporate Executive Team as of 3 December 2010 are Petri Rolig, President and CEO of Suominen Corporation; Arto Kiiskinen, Vice President and CFO of Suominen Corporation; Mikko Pellinen, Vice President and General Manager of Suominen Flexibles; Erik van Deursen, General Manager of Suominen Codi Wipes and Juha Jokinen, General Manager of Suominen Nonwovens.

Tampere, 3 December 2010


Petri Rolig President and CEO

For additional information please contact: Mr. Petri Rolig, President and CEO, tel. +358 (0)10 214 300

Suominen produces high-quality flexible packaging, wet wipes and nonwovens for industry and the retail sector. The Group is one of the Europe's leading manufacturers in all its business areas with operations in Finland, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Russia. The Group had net sales of EUR 179 million in 2009 and it employs around 1,000 people. Suominen is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.suominen.fi