Metsä Tissue to restructure its management team as part of organization update to improve profitability, agility, promote future growth

ESPOO, Finland , September 24, 2012 (press release) – Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group and a major European tissue and cooking paper products supplier, will update its organization. As a first step, the Management Team will be restructured. The new roles and responsibilities will be valid from 1 December 2012 onwards.

“With this change we will reduce complexity as well as clarify roles and responsibilities. Given the regional character of the tissue business, this move will strengthen our organization regionally and bring decision-making closer to our customers,” says Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation.

“The new organizational structure will support our ambition to improve profitability, stay agile and ensure a strong platform for future growth,” Joukio adds.

The Management Team of Metsä Tissue Corporation will consist of the following persons:

Mika Joukio, CEO
Mariusz Jedrzejewski, SVP, Tissue, Central Eastern Europe
Jori Sahlsten, SVP, Tissue, North Eastern Europe
Mark Watkins, SVP, Tissue, Scandinavia
Christoph Zeiler, SVP, Tissue, Western Europe
Juha Tilli, SVP, Baking & Cooking
Markus Holm, CFO
Ghita Jansson-Kiuru, SVP, Human Resources
Hubert Schönbein, SVP, Brand Marketing and International Sales
Lars Warvne, SVP, Technology

Further information:
Mika Joukio, CEO, Metsä Tissue, tel. +358 (0)1046 54959
Marja-Leena Dahlskog, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)50 5020060

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group. Our products are part of people’s everyday life, promoting sustainable well-being. Metsä Group produces high-quality products mainly from renewable Nordic wood. The Group’s business areas are tissue and cooking papers, board and paper, pulp, wood products as well as wood supply. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.3 billion in 2011, and it employs approximately 12,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries.

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 3,300 people. Our turnover in 2011 was EUR 970 million. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.

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