ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 8 AUG 2006,3.30 P.M. 1 (1)
TUOMAS AVONIUS TO HEAD ILTALEHTI'S MEDIA SALES AND MARKETING
Tuomas Avonius, MBA, has been appointed to Head of Iltalehti's media sales and marketing starting 1 August 2006.
Avonius has previously been responsible for Iltalehti's media sales and marketing as Director, Key Account Management, and been responsible for a sales team. He has acted as Head of media sales and marketing since the resignation of his predecessor Sirpa Salin on 3 July 2006. Prior to his employment in Iltalehti Avonius worked as Head of the sales team in Radio Nova.
Please find a photo of Tuomas Avonius at http://www.almamedia.fi/imagebank > Newspapers > Personnel
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
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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 also 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. The trading code is ALN1V. More information at http://www.almamedia.fi/home.