Fortum President and CEO Mikael Lilius to retire in December

Fortum Corporation
Stock Exchange Release
2 April 2009 at 12.20 EET


Fortum President and CEO Mikael Lilius to retire in December

Fortum's President and CEO Mikael Lilius has today informed that he will retire
in the end of this year. Lilius has led various stock listed companies for the
past 18 years, and the last nine years he has been the President and CEO of
Fortum Corporation.

”I have considered retiring for a while, and the recent events surrounding
Fortum have made me announce my decision today,” says Lilius.

In his letter to Fortum Board of Directors, Mikael Lilius says he will use the
right written in his job agreement to retire at the age of 60. Until his
retirement, he will continue to work normally according to the directions and
desires from the Board of Directors.


Fortum Corporation
Maria Romantschuk
SVP, Corporate Communications

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