Kimmo Virtanen appointed Executive Vice President of Oriola-KD's Pharmaceutical Wholesale businesses in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics and Managing Director of Oriola Oy

Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 15 May 2012 at 9.00 a.m. Oriola-KD continues to work on strategic projects of Pharmaceutical Wholesale to enhance efficiency, improve quality and develop services to customers. To strengthen these efforts Kimmo Virtanen, M.Sc. (Econ), has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Wholesale businesses in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics and Managing Director of Oriola Oy as of 15 May 2012. Kimmo Virtanen will be responsible for Pharmaceutical Wholesale in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics, strategic development programs in Russia, Group's IM and Logistics & Quality Development functions. He continues to serve as deputy to the President and CEO of Oriola-KD and as Oriola-KD Group Management Team member. Kimmo Virtanen has served Oriola-KD as CFO since 2006 and as Executive Vice President and CFO since 2008. Kimmo Virtanen continues as CFO of Oriola-KD until the new CFO is appointed. Oriola-KD's Group Management Team is composed of: * Eero Hautaniemi, President and CEO * Lars Birkeland, Vice President, Pharmaceutical Retail, Sweden * Thomas Gawell, Vice President, Pharmaceutical Wholesale, Sweden * Henry Fogels, Vice President, Pharmaceutical Wholesale, Russia * Konstantin Minin, Vice President, Pharmaceutical Retail, Russia * Teija Silver, Vice President, HR * Kimmo Virtanen, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Wholesale, Finland, Sweden and the Baltics * CFO - to be nominated Oriola-KD Corporation Eero Hautaniemi President and CEO Thomas Heinonen General Counsel Further information: Eero Hautaniemi President and CEO Tel. +358 10 429 2109 Email: Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Key media Released by: Oriola-KD Corporation Corporate Communications Orionintie 5 FI-02200 Espoo, Finland 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: Oriola-KD Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1612206]