In a follow-up control it has been discovered that Mr Tapio Kuula's, President and CEO of Fortum Corporation, cancer is reactivating. For this reason Tapio Kuula will start his sick leave for medical treatments on 18 December 2014.
During Tapio Kuula's leave of absence Mr Timo Karttinen, CFO of Fortum Corporation, will assume responsibility for the duties of the President and CEO.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
For additional information, please contact:
Helena Aatinen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fortum Corporation, tel. +358 10 45 20480
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Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. Catering to the versatile needs of our customers, we generate, distribute and sell electricity and heat, and offer related expert services. Our operations focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Poland. In 2013, Fortum’s sales totaled EUR 6.1 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.6 billion. We employ approximately 8,800 people. Fortum’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.fortum.com