Petri Helsky appointed CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation

Metsä Group Stock Exchange Release 12 January 2015 at 9.00 am EET
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Metsä Group Stock Exchange Release  12 January 2015 at 9.00 am EET

Petri Helsky, M.Sc (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc (Econ), 48, has been appointed CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation. He will start in his new position and as a member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team latest on 1 July 2015.

Petri Helsky has extensive experience from international management positions within the chemical industry. He has held different management positions in Kemira Oyj since 2007, the latest being President of Paper segment and President of the Asia-Pacific Region and member of Kemira Management Board.

Group Communications

For further information, please contact:
Kari Jordan, President and CEO, Metsä Group and Chairman of Metsä Tissue’s Board of Directors
Call requests to Reeta Kaukiainen, SVP, Communications, Metsä Group
tel. +358 10 465 4541, +358 50 522 0924

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown northern wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion in 2013, and it employs approximately 11,000 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 123,000 Finnish forest owners.

With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and industrial consumers in Europe. We are also the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in six countries, we employ a total of about 2,800 people. Our sales in 2013 were EUR 1.0 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.