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Suominen Reorganizes Management

September 28, 2006

Suominen Corporation, Tampere, Finland, plans to improve its operational efficiency and faster exploit its synergies through more cohesive central steering of product development and process efficiency. As of October 2006, responsibilities for developing these processes on a group level will be reorganized.

Innovation and product development will be handled by vice president Petri Rolig, who will become general manager of the flexible packaging business area. Vice president Pekka Rautala will focus on operational efficiency as the new general manager
of the wet wipes business unit and vice president Sakari Santa-Paavola will be responsible for purchasing and logistics as general manager of the nonwovens business unit. Juha Henttonen, current vice president and general manager of flexible packaging, will assume responsibility for coordination and controlling of the group’s development and efficiency programs.

Effective next month, Suominen Corporation's executive team will
comprise: Kalle Tanhuanpää, president and CEO, Petri Rolig, vice
president and general manager, Pekka Rautala, vice president and
general manager, Sakari Santa-Paavola, vice president and general
manager, and Arto Kiiskinen, vice president and CFO.

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