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Changes in Lassila & Tikanoja's management

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			3 November 2008 12.30  


Lassila & Tikanoja plc's Board of Directors has appointed Ville Rantala as CFO
as of 1 March 2009, as the current Vice President and CFO Sirkka Tuomola is
retiring. As of 3 November 2008, Laura Aarnio, Kimmo Huhtimo and Inkeri Puputti
have been appointed as new Group Executives. 

M.Sc. (Econ.) Ville Rantala (born in 1971) has acted as Director of Finance and
Business Development of Suunto Oy from 2007. Before that he has acted, for
instance, in UPM-Kymmene Corporation as Finance Director of Fine and Speciality
Papers Division and as Business Controller. 

M.Sc. (Econ.) Laura Aarnio (born in 1975) has acted as Accounting Director
since 2005. She worked as Manager, Group Accounting since 2001 and between 1999
and 2001 in group accounting in the former Lassila & Tikanoja Group. 

M.Sc. (Tech.) Kimmo Huhtimo (born in 1970) is Director responsible for product
and process development, marketing communications and Contact Centre. Huhtimo
joined the company in 2005 and was appointed to his current position on 13
October 2008. Before that he acted as Director of Product Development and Sales
and as Product Development Manager. Earlier, Huhtimo held business and service
concept planning and development positions in Elisa Corporation and TietoEnator

M.Pol.Sc. Inkeri Puputti (born in 1964) has been appointed HR Director as of 3
November 2008. Puputti joined L&T as HRD Director in 2006. Earlier, she has
worked in tasks related to HR development in Rautakirja Oy, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
and HPY (now Elisa Corporation). 

Anna-Maija Apajalahti, Vice President, Property and Office Support Services,
Jorma Mikkonen, Vice President, Industrial Services, and Arto Nivalainen, Vice
President, Environmental Services still continue as Group Executives as well as
Sirkka Tuomola, Vice President and CFO, until 28 February 2009. The Accounting
Director reports to the CFO, the rest to the President and CEO. Former Group
Executive Kari Korpelainen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, has resigned
from his position with L&T. 


Jari Sarjo
President and CEO

For additional information please contact Jari Sarjo,
President and CEO, tel. +358 10 636 2810, or IR Manager Keijo Keränen, tel.
+358 50 385 6957 

Lassila & Tikanoja specialises in environmental management and property and
plant support services. L&T is a leading supplier of wood-based biofuels,
recovered fuels and recycled raw materials. With operations in Finland, Sweden,
Latvia, Russia and Norway, L&T employs 9,500 persons. Net sales in 2007
amounted to 555 million euro. 

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