Solidium Oy's general meeting

Solidium Oy's general meeting has elected Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) Pekka Ala-Pietilä as a new Chairman of the Board according to his consent starting March 4, 2011. Inquiries: Chairman of the Board Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Solidium Oy (contact Noomi Lehtosaari tel.  010 830 8904), Managing Director Kari Järvinen, Solidium Oy, tel. 010 830 8905 Solidium is a limited company wholly owned by the State of Finland. Its mission is to strengthen and stabilise Finnish ownership in nationally important companies and increase the value of its holdings in the long run. Investment activities are based on financial analysis. The core of Solidium's investment strategy is proper, value enhancing asset management of the current holdings. Through its stakes, Solidium is a minority owner in ten listed companies: Elisa, Kemira, Metso, Outokumpu, Rautaruukki, Sampo, Sponda, Stora Enso, TeliaSonera and Tieto. The market value of Solidium's investments is approximately EUR 9.4 billion at the date of this press release. Further information: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Solidium Oy via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1494315]