Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 11 October 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (EEST)
OLLI-PEKKA BEHM APPOINTED EXECUTIVE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF SATAKUNNAN KANSA
Editor-in-Chief for News, Olli-Pekka Behm (47), has been appointed Executive Editor-in-Chief of Satakunnan Kansa effective 1 December 2013. Behm has been the Editor-in-Chief for News at the newspaper since 2006. He has also been responsible for the development of editorial co-operation at Alma Media for the past five years.
As Executive Editor-in-Chief, Behm aims to engage in more extensive dialogue with people living in the region.
- Satakunnan Kansa currently reaches eight out of ten people in its area. This provides a strong foundation for the continued development of the newspaper and its online services. We will be listening to our customers and the forthright people of this region will have the opportunity to contribute to our upcoming renewal measures. Local content will continue to be our highest priority, Behm says.
Behm has previously worked as Editor-in-Chief at Hämeen Sanomat in 2001-2006. Prior to that, he worked at the Finnish news agency STT for some 10 years as an editor and within various managerial positions. He studied at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki, majoring in Political Science.
The current Executive Editor-in-Chief of Satakunnan Kansa, Petri Hakala, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti as of the beginning of December 2013.
Satakunnan Kansa is part of Alma Media Corporation's Alma Regional Media business unit, which publishes a total of five regional newspapers. The newspaper portfolio also includes nearly 30 local and town papers around Finland.
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
For more information, please contact:
Kari Juutilainen, Senior Vice President, Alma Regional Media, tel. +358 50 435 4159
Olli-Pekka Behm, Editor-in-Chief, Satakunnan Kansa, tel. +358 40 511 5150
Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
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Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company's products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. The company employs approximately 1,900 professionals (excluding distributors), of whom over 20% work outside Finland. Alma Media's revenue in 2012 totalled approximately MEUR 320. Alma Media's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.