Alma Media accelerates its renewal and the development of digital services

Alma Media Corporation  Stock Exchange Release  November 1, 2011 at 15.30 (EET)


In keeping with its strategy, Alma Media will increase the share of digital services in its revenue over the coming years. The company will increase its investments in the development of the digital services while at the same time improves operational efficiencies and quality in its publishing business. To accelerate this renewal, Alma Media has started the planning of a new operational model. This planning will aim at significant changes in both the organisation of the Group and its management system, intended to be effective from the beginning of 2012.

Of the planned changes, the most relevant ones are:

-Establishing a new development and service unit that focuses on digital business. This aims at increasing resources on a strategically important growth area.

-Combining the Group's regional and local newspapers under one business unit. This change would combine the businesses of the present Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kirjateollisuus, Suomen Paikallissanomat and Pohjois-Suomen Media.

Simultaneously Alma Media has also initiated a planning process to simplify the Group's legal structure.

Possible effects on personnel will become clear as the planning work progresses, and if there are any, they will be discussed according to the Act on Cooperation within Undertakings.

Alma Media Corporation
Rauno Heinonen
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

For further information, please contact:
Kai Telanne, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 665 3500

Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange, principal media

Alma Media in brief

Alma Media is a dynamic media company whose best-known products are Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Alma Media employs approximately 2,800 professionals. The company's net sales in 2010 totalled MEUR 311.4 with an operating margin of 13.9 per cent. Alma Media's share (ALN1V) is listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Exchange. Read more at

  • Date: 1.11.2011, 16:30
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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