ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 9 June 2008
PETRI LÄNTINEN APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR AT LEHDENTEKIJÄT
Petri Läntinen, 42, has been appointed Managing Director at Alma Media Lehdentekijät Oy. Mr. Läntinen works currently at Kultajousi Oy as Director, b-to-b Operations, and he will join Lehdentekijät on 1 October 2008 at the latest. Alma Media Lehdentekijät is part of Alma Media's Kauppalehti Group. Mr. Läntinen will report to Juha-Petri Loimovuori, Senior Vice President, Kauppalehti Group.
"Customer media is a growing business and Lehdentekijät has a solid position on the market. Our goal is to achieve the market leader status combined with profitable operations", Petri Läntinen says.
Alma Media Lehdentekijät Oy is one of the largest producers of customer media. The group includes two units: Alma Media Lehdentekijät Oy that produces and publishes customer magazines ans Suomen Business Viestintä Oy that focuses on media advertising and marketing. Net sales of the Lehdentekijät unit was approximately EUR 14 million in 2007 and it had 70 employees. Lehdentekijät produces more than 50 customer and stakeholder magazines that are published regularly. Lehdentekijät is is part of Alma Media's Kauppalehti Group.
For further information, please contact:
Juha-Petri Loimovuori, Head of Kauppalehti Group, tel +358 10 665 2360
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a profitably growing and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and online media. Its best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.
Net sales in 2007 totalled EUR 329 million and the operating margin was over 19%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the OMX Exchange's Nordic List, trading code ALN1V.