Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 29 January 2016 at 3:15 p.m. (EET)
CHANGES IN ALMA MEDIA SUBSIDIARY TALENTUM MANAGEMENT TEAM
In accordance with the combination plan concluded between Alma Media and Talentum, Talentum’s business operations and Alma Media’s Financial Media and Business Services will be combined to form a new business unit in the course of 2016. In connection to this, Talentum’s Group Management Team will undergo the following changes:
Niclas Köhler, CFO of Talentum Corporation, will step down after the financial statements for 2015 are released on 12 February 2016. After this, Talentum Corporation’s finances will be managed by Juha Nuutinen, CFO of Alma Media Corporation.
Lasse Rosengren, General Counsel and Vice Executive President, will continue in his role until 30 April 2016, being responsible for Talentum Corporation’s governance. However, he will step down from his role as Director of the Talentum Pro business as of 31 January 2016. The new Director of Talentum Pro is Maria Ampiala, who has previously worked as Content Director at Talentum Pro. Ms Ampiala will also be a member of the Management Team of the new business unit.
As announced earlier, Aarne Aktan will step down from his role of CEO of Talentum Corporation on 12 February 2016, and act as the CEO of Talentum’s Swedish subsidiary until the end of June. Tuomas Hämäläinen, Director of Magazine Business, Finland, will continue in the role of Director of content sales in the combined business unit, and Tapio Teppo will continue as the Director of Talentum Events.
“I want to thank Niclas Köhler and Lasse Rosengren for their contribution and commitment to Talentum. The integration of Talentum and Alma Media is progressing as planned, and Talentum’s management has been extremely cooperative during the project,” Kai Telanne, Chairman of the Talentum Corporation Board comments.
As of 13 February 2016, Juha-Petri Loimovuori will act as CEO of Talentum Corporation; he is also CEO of Kauppalehti Ltd. The following individuals, forming the Management Team of the new business unit to be formed following the combination, will be responsible for the unit’s operations: Arno Ahosniemi (editorial staff); Tuomas Hämäläinen (content sales); Tiina Järvilehto (media sales); Otto Mattsson (Kauppalehti Information Services); Tapio Teppo (Talentum Events), Pia Ruusukivi (digital development) and Maria Ampiala (Talentum Pro). The Management Team will begin their work on 13 February 2016 and act as the Group Management Team of Talentum Corporation for the spring. In addition, Johanna Suhonen has been appointed as the Marketing Director of the new combined business unit. Her previous role was the Head of Content Sales at Kauppalehti.
ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Juha-Petri Loimovuori, Senior Vice President, Financial Media and Business Services, Alma Media, tel. +358 010 665 2360
Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, main media, www.almamedia.fi
Alma Media in brief
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. In 2014, the company employed an average of 1,830 professionals (excluding deliverers), of whom approximately one quarter worked outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2014 totalled approximately EUR 295 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.