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PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS: Ulf Koivula

September 19, 2005

PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS,
MANAGEMENT REORGANIZES
Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila
Coatings Oy, has resigned from his position.
Ilpo Jousimaa has been appointed
to take his place. Prior to this appointment,
Jousimaa was vice president,
Tikkurila Oy, with responsibility for the
company’s decorative paints business in
Central and Western Europe. Jousimaa
will continue responsibility for the
organizations in Poland, German and
Hungary until further notice.
Responsibility for Ukraine and the
Baltic countries will be transferred to
Janno Paju, who is currently vice president,
Tikkurila Oy and is responsible
for the company’s decorative paints
organization in Eastern Europe.
Tikkurila has also appointed Petri
Bowman group vice president, procurement.
In his new
position, Bowman
will be responsible
for procurement for
the entire Tikkurila
Group and report to
Visa Pekkarinen,
president and CEO
of Tikkurila Oy.