Press release
March 2, 2010

Harri Sivula leaves President & CEO position at Onninen 

Harri Sivula leaves his position as the President & CEO at Onninen Oy. – Result and turnover decrease were reasons for leaving. Anyhow, I appreciate highly his efforts in order to make a change at Onninen and I wish him all the best in the future, says Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto, Chair of the Board at Onninen Oy.

Former CFO Heikki Ala-Ilkka takes over the position as the President & CEO pro tem. Process for recruiting the new President & CEO for Onninen starts immediately. – My task is to get our result development back on the right track and ensure a fluent start to the next President & CEO, states Mr. Ala-Ilkka.

Further information:
President & CEO pro tem Heikki Ala-Ilkka, heikki.ala-ilkka@onninen.com, tel. +358 (0)40 521 5005
Chair of the Board Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto, maarit.koivisto@onninen.com, tel. +358 (0)204 85 5508

ABOUT ONNINEN:
Onninen provides comprehensive materials services to contractors, industry, public organisations and technical product retailers.  We are a family-owned company and have operated in the industry since 1913. We have 3,000 employees in our Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Baltic and Kazakh operations. Our net sales for 2009 totalled EUR 1.34 billion.