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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 1 Aug 2000

APPOINTMENTS IN THE JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ              Stock Exchange Notice
                                    August 1, 2000
                                    9.00 a.m.         1(1)


APPOINTMENTS IN THE JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP

The Board of Directors of Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj has confirmed the
following business group management appointments in its meeting on
July 31, 2000:

Mr. Risto Laukkanen, professor, Dr. Tech., has been appointed
President of the Infrastructure & Environment business group,
effective September 1, 2000. Mr. Johann Schmieder, M.Sc. (Mech.
Eng.) has been nominated his deputy and Executive Vice President of
the business group. The business group's current President, Mr.
Teuvo Salminen, M. Sc. (Econ.) will continue as Executive Vice
President and Deputy CEO in Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj. Mr.Laukkanen and
Mr. Schmieder will be responsible for continuing the
internationalization process of the business group and for enhancing
the business group's growth within the sectors of transport, water &
environment, telecommunications, and commercial and industrial
buildings.

Mr. Laukkanen is also a member of the Group's Executive Committee
and in charge of the Group's R&D activities. Mr. Teuvo Salminen is
in charge of development and commercialization of the Group's new
businesses, further development of the Group structure and the
internal activities of the Group's parent company.

Mr. Stefan Antell has been appointed Director responsible for key
customer relationships of the Forest Industry business group as of
August 1, 2000.  Mr. Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen will temporarily take over
as Director of the Forest Industry business group and President of
Jaakko Pöyry Oy in addition to his main duties as President and CEO
of Jaakko Pöyry Group Oyj.

JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ



Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen

For further information please contact:

Mr. 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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