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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 8 Mar 2001

APPOINTMENT IN JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ     Stock Exchange Notice
                           March 8, 2001 at 4 p.m.

APPOINTMENT IN JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ

Mr. Kari Kalliala, M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA, 45, has been appointed
Director of the Forest Industry business group, member of Jaakko
Pöyry Group Oyj's Executive Committee, and President of the business
group's main company, Jaakko Pöyry Oy.

Kari Kalliala has served in operating, project and management
positions in the forest industry in Finland and abroad since 1978.
Most recently he has been president of Mondo Minerals Oy, a company
supplying talc to the paper industry. Mr. Kalliala will join the
Jaakko Pöyry Group during summer 2001.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ


Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen


For more information please contact:

Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen, President and CEO, Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj
tel. +358 9 8947 2999, +358 400 468 084

www.poyry.com

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