Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release April 16, 2010 at 10.00
JOUKO JOKINEN APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF AAMULEHTI, MATTI APUNEN TO JOIN EVA, THE FINNISH BUSINESS AND POLICY FORUM
Mr. Jouko Jokinen (51) has been appointed as Executive Editor-in-Chief of Aamulehti, Finland's third largest daily newspaper, and as a member of Alma Media's Group Executive Team as of August 1, 2010. Jokinen works currently as the Publisher of Satakunnan Kansa newspaper in Pori. Prior to his present role, he has worked as Editor-in-Chief of Satakunnan Kansa as well as in several editorial management positions in Helsingin Sanomat.
Mr. Matti Apunen, the current Executive Editor-in-Chief of Aamulehti, has been appointed as Director of EVA, the Finnish Business and Policy Forum as from August 2010. In EVA, Apunen will take the position previously held by Mr. Risto E.J. Penttilä. He will continue to serve as the Executive Editor-in-Chief and as a member of Alma Media's Group Executive Team until end of July 2010.
Apunen has acted as Executive Editor-in-Chief of Aamulehti for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he has served Aamulehti in various other positions for approximately 15 years.
- Alma Media focuses on long-term journalistic development, and it has been a privilege to be part of that process. The ongoing development projects will continue as planned. Aamulehti has profiled itself as a topic raiser in the public discussions, and my future role in EVA is a natural continuation to that, says Matti Apunen.
- The input of Matti Apunen in renewing both Aamulehti and other daily newspapers of Alma Media has been significant. Today, Aamulehti is in a good shape, it is constantly renewing, highly valued newspaper which in many ways is at the centre of Finnish journalism. We wish Matti Apunen the best of success in his new challenges, says Mr. Kai Telanne, the President and CEO of Alma Media.
Alma Media will immediately commence the recruitment process to find a successor of Jouko Jokinen in Satakunnan Kansa.
Alma Media Corporation
Rauno Heinonen, VP, Communications and IR
For further information, please contact:
Matti Apunen, tel. +358 10 665 3100
Jouko Jokinen, tel. +358 10 665 8234
Kai Telanne, tel. +358 10 665 3500
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