Huhtamaki appoints Sari Lindholm, group VP, human resources, to senior VP, human resources; Sami Pauni, chief legal counsel, named to group VP, legal and general counsel

ESPOO, Finland , September 22, 2011 (press release) – Sari Lindholm, Group Vice President, Human Resources, M.Pol.Sc has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Group Executive Team reporting to Jukka Moisio, CEO, as of September 22, 2011. Sari Lindholm has been working in Huhtamäki Oyj in Group human resources management positions since 2003 and has extensive experience in international human resources management. Prior to that, she has held human resources management positions in other Finnish globally operating companies.

Sami Pauni, Chief Legal Counsel, LL.M. has been appointed as Group Vice President, Legal and General Counsel as of September 22, 2011. Sami Pauni has worked in Huhtamäki Oyj since 2006. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney in a leading Finnish law firm. Sami Pauni is responsible for Group's legal affairs and will report to Juha Salonen, Senior Vice President, Administration and Legal.

Juha Salonen, Senior Vice President, Administration and Legal, previously responsible also for human resources will continue as member of the Group Executive Team responsible for administration, legal as well as environment, health and safety matters.

Following the aforementioned appointments, the members of the Group Executive Team are

Jukka Moisio (Chairman), Chief Executive Officer;
Timo Salonen, Chief Financial Officer;
Juha Salonen, Senior Vice President, Administration and Legal;
Sari Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Human Resources;
Clay Dunn, Executive Vice President, North America;
Suresh Gupta, Executive Vice President, Flexible Packaging;
Olli Koponen, Executive Vice President, Molded Fiber;
Eric Le Lay, Executive Vice President, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania; and
Peter Wahsner, Executive Vice President, Films.

Huhtamaki Group is a leading manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging with 2010 net sales totaling EUR 2 billion. Foodservice and consumer goods markets are served by approximately 12,500 people in 58 manufacturing units and several sales offices in 31 countries. The parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland and its share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at

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