Press release

Esa Hyvärinen to be appointed as Vice President, Corporate Relations, at Fortum

30 November 2012, 11:00 EET

PRESS RELEASE 30 November 2012

Esa Hyvärinen, M.Sc (Econ), M.Sc (For), has been appointed as Vice President, Corporate Relations as of 1 December, 2012. Corporate Relations' responsibility area covers both International Affairs and Hyvärinen's earlier responsibility area, Public Affairs.

Corporate Relations monitors the political and regulatory changes in all Fortum's operating areas and in the EU. It also brings Fortum's views on these changes to political decision-making arenas.

Esa Hyvärinen will report to Tapio Kuula, President and CEO of Fortum Corporation.

Fortum Corporation
Corporate Communications

For additional information, please contact:
Esa Hyvärinen, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Fortum Corporation, + 358 40 826 2646

Fortum's purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. We provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and deliver excellent value to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and sales of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.

Fortum's operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltics. In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy markets provide additional growth opportunities. In 2011, Fortum’s sales totalled EUR 6.2 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.8 billion. We employ approximately 10,800 people. Fortum’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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