ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 3 JULY 2006, 5:30 P.M. (EET) 1 (1)
SIRPA SALIN, ILTALEHTI'S HEAD OF MEDIA SALES AND MARKETING, LEAVES THE COMPANY
The head of Iltalehti's media sales and marketing, Ms. Sirpa Salin, leaves the company to join Kärkimedia, the Finnish newspapers' national sales ja marketing organization later this fall. Mr. Tuomas Avonius, MBA, will assume the responsibility for Iltalehti's media sales and marketing as of today until further notice.
Tuomas Avonius has worked as Account Director in Iltalehti's media sales and marketing.
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Alma Media is a Finnish media group that publishes newspapers, produces and distributes economic information, and maintains online marketplaces. The Group's portfolio contains business, afternoon, regional, local and town papers. Alma Media also owns leading online marketplaces, a business that it is expanding into markets outside Finland.
Alma Media's best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti and Kauppalehti papers and the Etuovi.com home-buying Internet service. The Group derives about half of its net sales from media advertising and roughly 40 % from newspaper circulation revenues. Net sales of continuing operations in 2005 amounted to MEUR 286, generating an operating profit of MEUR 42 or an operating margin of 14.8 %. The company's share is quoted on the Main List of the Helsinki Exchanges. More information at http://www.almamedia.fi/home.