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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 29 Sep 2009

Appointment in Pöyry PLC

PÖYRY PLC          Company Announcement 29 September 2009 at 9.40 a.m.
 
Dr Martin Kuzaj, 52, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Pöyry PLC and President of the Forest Industry business group. Martin Kuzaj will become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC and he will report to Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC.
 
Martin Kuzaj holds a Doctor's Degree in Chemistry. He comes with a broad international background and extensive experience in the chemical industry. During his long and successful career he has worked for Shell in various management positions, for Steinbeis Packaging Group as CEO and for Borealis as President of the Base Chemicals division. Currently Kuzaj advises private equity investors through his own management consulting firm. 
 
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Kuzaj. He is an experienced, international leader. During his career Kuzaj has worked in the fields of business transformation, engineering and consulting. His experience includes relevant understanding of both the forest products industry and chemical refining, which supports a swift entry into his new role", states Heikki Malinen, President and CEO.
 
"I am very excited to join Pöyry. The company has strong global expertise to provide advanced solutions to meet clients' needs", says Martin Kuzaj.
 
Martin Kuzaj, a German citizen, will be located at the Pöyry headquarters in Vantaa, Finland. He will take over his duties as of 19 October 2009.
 
Pöyry is a global expert in consulting, project management and engineering. We offer our clients in-depth industry expertise, innovative solutions and lifecycle engagement. Our knowledge extends across hydropower, oil and gas, power and heat, renewable energy, pulp and paper industry, chemical process industry, transportation, water and environment, and construction services. We have about 7000 experts at our service in 49 countries.
 
PÖYRY PLC
  
Heikki Malinen
President and CEO
 
Teuvo Salminen
Deputy to President and CEO
 
Additional information by:
Heikki Malinen, President and CEO, Pöyry PLC
Tel. +358 10 33 21307
Dr Martin Kuzaj
Tel. +358 10 33 22399
 
 
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