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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 27 Oct 2006

APPOINTMENT IN PÖYRY PLC

PÖYRY PLC                  Stock Exchange Notice
                           October 27, 2006 at 8.45 a.m.

APPOINTMENT IN PÖYRY PLC

John Lindahl, M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA, 47, has been appointed President of the
Forest Industry business group and member of Pöyry Plc's Executive
Committee as of January 1, 2008. John Lindahl will take up the position
as Deputy to the President of the Forest Industry business group as of
January 1, 2007. John Lindahl joined Pöyry in 2000 and acts presently as
President of Pöyry Forest Industry Oy.

The current President of the Forest Industry business group, Jukka
Nyrölä, will retire according to his contract on December 31, 2007.

PÖYRY PLC


Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen
President and CEO                   Deputy to President and CEO

Additional information by:
Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen, President and CEO, Pöyry Plc
Tel. +358 10 33 22999

www.poyry.com

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