Fortum's Chairman of the Board of Directors will change

Fortum Corporation
Stock Exchange Release
2 April 2009 at 11.35 EET


Fortum's Chairman of the Board of Directors will change

Peter Fagernäs has informed that he will cancel his consent to continue as the
Chairman of Fortum's Board of Directors after the Annual General Meeting of
shareholders (AGM) on 7 April 2009.

”In my position as the Chairman of Fortum's Board of Directors, I have tried to
follow also the decisions and agreements that have been made prior to my
chairmanship. Since this is not enough, I regard myself freed from my previous
consent to continue as the Chairman after the Annual General Meeting on 7 April
2009,” says Fagernäs in his letter to Pekka Timonen, Chairman of the
Shareholders' Nomination Committee.

Chairman of Fortum's Shareholders' Nomination Committee Pekka Timonen has
informed that the Committee shall convene as soon as possible and will make a
new proposal for Fortum's AGM concerning the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Fortum Corporation
Maria Romantschuk
SVP, Corporate Communications

Further information:
Pekka Timonen, Chairman of the Shareholders' Nomination Committee,
+358 9 1602 3000


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